Health Sector Reform in Bolivia

Health Sector Reform in Bolivia

A Decentralization Case Study

eBook - 2004
Rate this:
Bolivia has made significant progress in health status and equity in the last decade, due to the implementation of a series of health policies directed primarily at reducing maternal and infant mortality and controlling communicable diseases. These policies include the introduction of a focus on health outcomes in the context of decentralization, the implementation of public health insurance, the strengthening of vertically-financed public health programs and to a lesser extent, an increase in the size of the sector's workforce and greater participation of indigenous peoples. Health Sector Reform in Bolivia analyzes these policies, draws lessons from their implementation, discusses remaining challenges, and provides recommendations in the context of the country's latest policy developments. Findings show that while coverage has increased in almost all municipalities, significant equity gaps remain between the rich and the poor, the urban and rural, and the indigenous and non-indigenous. The analysis suggests that three key issues need to be addressed: - Maintaining the focus on national priorities in the context of the newly expanded maternal and child insurance; - Strengthening efforts to extend care to poor rural areas; and - Improving the effectiveness of the system in the context of the new management model.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. :, World Bank,, [2004]
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 0585495173
9780585495170
0821357034
9780821357033
Branch Call Number: eBook EBSCOhost
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 94 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome,rdacc,http://rdaregistry.info/termList/RDAColourContent/1003
data file,rdaft,http://rdaregistry.info/termList/fileType/1005
Additional Contributors: World Bank

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at APL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top