Basic Services: New models for the private sector

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Innovative multi-stakeholder partnerships and business models for improving access to basic services are emerging globally. Poor and vulnerable households need electricity, water, sanitation, health and education in order to be healthy and productive. In recent decades, there have been significant improvements in Latin America and the Caribbean, but the “last mile”— communities that are extremely isolated by distance, poverty, or other factors—still lacks sustainable, affordable and quality services. More than ever, creative and locally-adapted solutions for addressing poverty based on alliances between actors can help close the access gap.
jueves, 5 de diciembre de 2013/Author: Celia Bedoya del Olmo/Number of views (9956)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Tecnologías de Información en los servicios de salud privados del Uruguay


¿Cómo se puede facilitar la gestión de los pequeños y medianos proveedores de servicios de salud privados, y con ello, mejorar la eficiencia de la atención, seguridad y el cuidado del paciente en el sistema de salud? Este fue el reto que se propuso a explorar la Federación Médica del Interior de Uruguay en su proyecto FEMI Salud Digital. 

jueves, 15 de agosto de 2013/Author: Fredy Bentancurt/Number of views (9532)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Different traditions meet in Haitian health care

Where do you go if you get sick? Do you call your doctor? Does someone drive you to the emergency room? Is it far? Can you afford it? Does the hospital have the medicine that you need?

What would your life look like if you had limited access to health services?

If you were Haitian, in all likelihood, you would call on the houngan or mambo (male/female voodoo priest), and he/she would perform some “spiritual power” to cure you – 90% of the population, rich or poor, practices Voodoo and believes in its healing powers. Many will go to their priest before seeing a doctor. Failing the voodoo remedy, if you live around Port-au-Prince, you would climb aboard a tap-tap – a local bus – and head over to the Hôpital de l’Université d’Etat, or Hôpital Général, the main public hospital.  

miércoles, 24 de abril de 2013/Author: Nara Meli/Number of views (9729)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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