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Health status and health policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Giovanni Andrea Cornia

Health status and health policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

a long-term perspective

by Giovanni Andrea Cornia

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Published by UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research, (UNU/WIDER) in Helsinki .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
    • Subjects:
    • Public health -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
    • Mortality -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Statistics,
    • Medical policy -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
    • Health status indicators -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
    • Children -- Health and hygiene -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
    • Women -- Health and hygiene -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementGiovanni Andrea Cornia and Germano Mwabu.
      SeriesWIDER working papers,, no.141
      ContributionsMwabu, Germano M., World Institute for Development Economics Research.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsRA552.A35 C67 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 44 p. :
      Number of Pages44
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL484286M
      LC Control Number98212773
      OCLC/WorldCa39544254

      Explore facts about health care quality in African countries like Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa. This Aetna International guide will help you to familiarise yourself with public health services, standards of care and other useful information about health care in Africa. Cost recovery in public health services in sub-saharan Africa (Inglês) Resumo. Many developing countries are currently reforming their health care systems and are experimenting with various mechanisms for delivering and financing health care. One such mechanism has been the introduction of cost recovery for health services.

        More on: Sub-Saharan Africa. Health. In his testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy, Thomas J. Bollyky argues that continued U.S. and private.   Nowhere are global public health challenges more acute than in sub-Saharan Africa. With just 13 percent of the world’s population, this region carries 24 percent of the global burden of disease. The continent’s immense disease burden and frail health systems are embedded in a broader context of poverty, underdevelopment, conflict, and weak or ill-managed government institutions.

        Weak health information systems (HIS) are a critical challenge to reaching the health-related Millennium Development Goals because health systems performance cannot be adequately assessed or monitored where HIS data are incomplete, inaccurate, or untimely. The Population Health Implementation and Training (PHIT) Partnerships were established in five sub-Saharan African . When it comes to occupational and environmental health outcomes in females in Sub-Saharan Africa, there is little documented research (Naimi, ; National Workshop on Health and Safety of Women in the Workplace in Zimbabwe, ), but it should be borne in mind that even in developed countries female workers are infrequently studied.


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The finding is nonetheless important from a policy paper ends by providing tentative suggestions on how policy making can help improve health status in Sub-Saharan Africa in the years ahead. The main focus here is on health sector policies, particularly expenditure and pricing policies.

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When one examines national development strategies aimed at improving national health status along with the corresponding health outcomes, wide variations are Cited by: 1. Soc Sci Med. Jul;49(2) National health policies: sub-Saharan African case studies ().

Dugbatey K(1). Author information: (1)Saint Louis University School of Public Health, MOUSA. [email protected] Four countries, Botswana, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana and Zimbabwe, were chosen as cases to study the impact of national health policies on national health status in sub Cited by: The paper ends by providing tentative suggestions on how policy making can help improve health status in Sub-Saharan Africa in the years ahead.

The main focus here is on health sector policies, particularly expenditure and pricing policies. The paper argues that these measures should enhance the. This paper discusses the main changes in infant, child and maternal mortality which have occurred over in Sub-Saharan Africa and analyses the main factors responsible for the observed shifts in these health trends.

To do so, the paper surveys th. The African Regional Health Report: The Health of the People. The Health of the People is the first report to focus on the health of the million people living in the African Region of the World Health Organization.

While acknowledging that Africa confronts the world's most dramatic public health crisis, the report offers hope that over time the region can address the health challenges it. The study concluded that policies formulated and implemented in accordance with key PHC principles could account for improvements in national health status.

Since the end of the study period (), there have been significant political changes in the sub-Saharan African region as a whole and in some of the case countries in particular.

The peoples of Africa aspire to a future of good health and well-being. The health and health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) build on this hope, providing guidance to ensure that no one is left behind as the continent progresses towards 1 The status of health in the African Region.

Sub-Saharan Africa was the only region in the world with external resources incurred on health expenditure that ran in double digits.

In South Asia, external resources amounted to only % of the health expenditure while for Sub-Saharan Africa it stood at % of health expenditure (The World Bank, ). Health Sector Reform in sub-Saharan Africa: a synthesis of country experiences Health policy makers in Africa have also stressed the need to designed to bring about improved health status.

Child mental-health policy development in sub-Saharan Africa Page 3 of 12 ), mental-health risk and protective factors among adolescents exposed to armed conflicts.

This is especially true for regions with low numbers of skilled health workers, such as sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Globally inbirths in the richest 20 per cent of households were more than twice as likely to be attended by skilled health personnel as those in the poorest 20 per cent of households (89 per cent versus 43 per cent).

African Health Observatory. Integrated African Health Observatory. Explore a world of health data, analytics, and knowledge. Public health -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Cost effectiveness. Developing Countries -- economics. Public Health -- economics.

Costs and Cost Analysis. Africa South of the Sahara. Public health -- Cost effectiveness. Sub-Saharan Africa. Öffentliches Gesundheitswesen; Subsaharisches Afrika.

Health care expenditure has been low over the years in developing regions of the world. A majority of countries in these regions, especially sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), rely on donor grants and loans to finance health care. Such expenditures are not only unsustainable but also inadequate considering the enormous health care burden in the region.

In many sub-Saharan African countries, evidence shows that the poor bear the highest burden of diseases and experience high levels of catastrophic health expenditures.

1 Social health insurance (SHI) is considered a key mechanism for achieving universal healthcare by providing financial protection. 2 Social health insurance programmes are expected to protect people from catastrophic healthcare.

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The severely constrained resources for mental health service in less-developed regions like sub-Saharan Africa underscore the need for good public mental health literacy as a potential additional mental health resource. Effect of health development assistance on health status in sub-Saharan Africa Keneni Gutema Negeri,1 Damen Halemariam,2 1School of Public and Environmental Health, Health Service Management Unit, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Hawassa University, Hawassa, 2College of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa.

And when asked about the near-term economic future, sub-Saharan Africa is the most positive region of the world. A median of 60% believe their nation’s economy will improve in the next 12 months. Latin America is a distant second at 44%, and Europe trails the world at 24%.Next, the report explores family care in sub-Saharan Africa.

Currently, families provide most long-term care in sub-Saharan Africa, and generally do so without any training or support. Care quality is often poor, and in some cases incapacitated older people are ostracized, tortured, or even killed.African Health Stats. African Health Stats is an innovative data site that allows you to chart, map and compare key health indicators across all 55 African Union member data is taken from officially-recognised international sources.