Attacking Inequality in the Health Sector

Attacking Inequality in the Health Sector

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The last 10 years have seen a resurgence in interest and research around inequalities in the health sector. While a disproportionate share of the new research has focused on measuring inequality in the health sector, work is emerging on how to understand the causes of inequality and on identifying successful approaches for tackling the problem. This book summarizes the operational lessons emerging from this new focus. It is intended to be an operational resource for change agents within and outside government in low and middle countries committed to improve access and use of critical health services to income poor and social vulnerable populations.... percent, the use of soap by 2 percent, and a reduction in the probability of poor disposal practices for excreta by 9 percent. ... In Ghana, it was estimated that a reduction of 50 percent in the distance 114 Attacking Inequality in the Health Sector.

Title:Attacking Inequality in the Health Sector
Author:Abdo Yazbeck
Publisher:World Bank Publications - 2009


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