Navigation Links
Health Affairs July issue contains global innovation studies from India And Brazil
Date:7/21/2013

Bethesda, MDTwo new studies, in Health Affairs July 2013 issue, describe health success stories outside the US.

One, by Sema Sgaier of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and colleagues, is titled "How The Avahan HIV Prevention Program Transitioned From The Gates Foundation To The Government Of India." It explains how the Gates Foundation worked with the Government of India to ensure a smooth transition of Avahan an HIV prevention program funded and initiated by the Gates Foundation to be run and managed by that government. The transition strategy, implemented in phases between 2009 and 2013, was backed by planning that began in 2005 and received $100 million in funding. This paper calls this example a case study for the transfer of donor-funded programs in middle-income countries such as India, Brazil, China, and South Africa, where government absorption of donor-funded programs is fiscally feasible and increasing country ownership is seen as a solution to diminishing development aid and time-limited donor commitments that challenge long-term sustainability.

The second, by Amie Shei at Analysis Group, a strategy consulting firm in Boston, is titled "Brazil's Conditional Cash Transfer Program Associated With Declines In Infant Mortality Rates." The paper describes Brazil's Bolsa Famlia conditional cash transfer program, an example of recent actions by the Brazilian government to reduce poverty and inequality and increase access to health care among its poorer residents. The program provides monthly cash transfers to parents, usually the mothers, to finance health care. Participants are required to comply with health guidelines and education guidelines, such as school enrollment, abiding by a vaccination schedule, and regular medical check-ups. The program has expanded rapidly: when it began in 2003, 3.6 million families were covered; by 2008, that number had increased to 11.4 million. In the study, Shei found that the average treatment effect of the program was a 9.3 percent decline in infant mortality rates and a 24.3 percent decline in post neonatal mortality rates.


'/>"/>

Contact: Sue Ducat
sducat@projecthope.org
301-841-9962
Health Affairs
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. A constitutional right to health care
2. No Gym, No Problem! RundleFit's New Site, Workout Anywhere, Has All Fitness Levels Discovering Their Best Health With Home Workouts
3. Zane Benefits Publishes a New Guide on Creating Affordable Employee Health Benefits
4. Worksite Wellness Challenge Creator Health Enhancement Systems Offers 3 Tips to Bring Wellness Participants Back
5. HorizonHealthShop.com Has Announced Complimentary Shipping on All Orders Via LAD Solutions
6. Zion Health's Vegan Line of Ancient Clay Organic Soaps formulated for Sensitive Skin; Now Available at Whole Foods Florida
7. Internal Hemorrhoids At-Home Treatments for Adults Over 40 Now Examined Online by eHealthMax.com
8. Zane Benefits Publishes New Information on Health Insurance Tax Subsidies
9. Health Briefs TV to Present a Segment About Medical Alert Systems
10. Hong Kong Government's New Plan on Private Health Insurance Policies published on Hong Kong Health Insurance Blog
11. Nutrition in a Bottle: Sometimes More Hype Than Help, from the July 2013 Harvard Health Letter
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... serving the families and businesses of the Norwalk and Vermillion areas, celebrates ... Recovery Center (N.O.R.A.) is a nonprofit, community-based substance abuse prevention and peer ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... owned and organized by HMP Communications Holdings, LLC, today announced that RestorixHealth® ... its nationwide network of wound centers interested in becoming Certified Wound Specialist Physicians ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... and workflow solutions, today named The Resource Group as their 2016 Microsoft Dynamics ... partner conference in Newport Beach, CA. The award recognizes The Resource Group ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... supplements that help improve all aspects of people’s health and nutrition, announced its ... nutritional products. , Natural Subsistence develops nutritional supplements that help people improve ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... The Leaders ... life-altering and fatal diseases in opposition to the President’s Fiscal Year 2018 ... care, services, and hope for the most vulnerable among us. , The proposed ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/23/2017)...  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted ... adults and pediatric patients 12 years and older with ... not received prior chemotherapy. This is the first FDA-approved ... skin cancer. "While skin cancer is one ... form called Merkel cell cancer have not had an ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... and VANCOUVER, British Columbia , ... SPHS ) (the "Company" or "Sophiris"), a clinical ... of urological diseases, today announced that data from its ... drug as a focal treatment for localized prostate cancer, ... 2017 at the 32 nd Annual European Association ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... their offering. ... The global oxygen therapy devices market to grow at a CAGR ... Global Oxygen Therapy Devices Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on ... covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: