An Institutional Perspective on Provision of Primary Health Care in India and Bangladesh

An Institutional Perspective on Provision of Primary Health Care in India and Bangladesh

By: N. Lalitha (editor), Alia Ahmad (editor)Hardback

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Primary health care is a public sector responsibility in most countries, and it is a challenging task for any government to ensure its universal access and good quality. The problems arise not only due to lack of financial resources but also poor organisation and management at different levels of service delivery. This volume, taking examples from India and Bangladesh, investigates the role of the central government in delegating the responsibility of primary health care services to local level bureaucracy and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). It also emphasises the importance of social accountability/client participation in improving the quality of care in which both India and Bangladesh have poor records.

About Author

Alia Ahmad worked as Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Lund, Sweden, until 2009. She taught courses on development economics, gender studies, economic growth in South Asia, and water/sanitation/environment in developing countries. Her research concentrates on agriculture, rural development, population issues and recently, institutions and social capital related to education, health care and common-pool resources mainly in South Asian countries. She has written books on agriculture and population growth in Bangladesh and recently, edited a book on community management of inland fisheries in Bangladesh and India.N. Lalitha obtained her Ph.D through Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. She is a Professor of Economics at Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Her research focusses on development and trade issues. In the recent decade, she has been focussing on intellectual property rights in the pharmaceutical and agricultural sectors. She has published in peer reviewed journals on issues relating to access to medicines and agri-biotechnology. She has co-edited a book on intellectual property, pharmaceuticals and public health.


Contents List of Tables and FiguresAbout the Editors/ContributorsForeword (Y. K. Alagh)Acknowledgements1. An Institutional Perspective on Provision of Primary Health Care in India and Bangladesh - Alia Ahmad And N. Lalitha2. Decentralised Provision of Primary Health Care in Rural Bangladesh: A Study of Government Facilities - Alia Ahmad, Manik Lal Bose And Therese Hindman Persson3. Health Care Service Delivery and Local Self-Governments: Experiences and Lessons from Karnataka, India - T. V. Sekher 674. Utilisation, Awareness and Participation among Clients of Primary Health Care Services in Rural Bangladesh and West Bengal, India - Alia Ahmad, Manik Lal Bose Andtherese Hindman-Persson 5. Provision of Primary Health Care Services in Urban Areas of Bangladesh: The Case of Urban Primary Health Care Project Alia Ahmad6. Demand and Willingness to Pay for Health Care in Rural West Bengal - Sumit Mazumdar And M. Guruswamy 7. Household Health Expenditures in Rural Northern Bengal: Implications for Health Care Financing Reform - Sumit Mazumdar And M. Guruswamy8. Essential Drugs Management in Tamil Nadu Government's Health Care - N. Lalitha

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  • ISBN13: 9788171889600
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 242
  • ID: 9788171889600
  • ISBN10: 8171889603

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