Revitalizing Health for All: Case Studies of the Struggle for Comprehensive Primary Health Care

Revitalizing Health for All: Case Studies of the Struggle for Comprehensive Primary Health Care

By: International Development Research Centre (author), David Sanders (editor), Nikki Schaay (editor), Corinne Packer (editor), Ronald Labonte (editor)Paperback

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The concept of Comprehensive Primary Health Care focuses on health system efforts to improve equity in health care access, community empowerment, participation of marginalized groups, and actions on the social determinants of health. Despite its existence since the late 1970s very few studies have been able to highlight the outcomes of this concept, until now. Revitalizing Health for All examines thirteen cases of efforts to implement CPHC reforms from around the globe including Australia, Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, South Africa, and more. The findings presented in this volume originate from an international action-research set of studies that utilized triads of senior and junior researchers and knowledge users from each country's public health system. Primary health care reform is an important policy discourse both at the national level in these countries and in the global conversations, and this volume reveals the similarities among CPHC projects in diverse national contexts. These similarities provide a rich evidence base from which future CPHC reform initiatives can draw, regardless of their country.

About Author

Ronald Labonte is a professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and the Faculty of Health Sciences at Flinders University. David Sanders is a professor emeritus and founding director of the School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape. Corinne Packer is a senior researcher in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. Nikki Schaay is a senior researcher in the School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape.


List of Figures List of Tables Abbreviations Special Thanks Foreword Chapter 1 Introduction and Background Ronald Labonte, David Sanders, Corinne Packer and Nikki Schaay Chapter 2 Summary of CPHC Findings from the Structured Literature Review Ronald Labonte and Corinne Packer SECTION 1: INCREASING EQUITABLE ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE Chapter 3 Ingkintja: The Congress Male Health Program, Alice Springs, Australia Clive Rosewarne, Gai Wilson and John Liddle Chapter 4 Exploring the Complex Contributions of the Community-based Safe Motherhood Program to CPHC in the Democratic Republic of Congo Richard Bitwe Mihanda, Jean Robert Likofata and Gwendolyn J. Lusi Chapter 5 Experience Implementing a Primary Health Care Program in Bogota, Colombia Roman Rafael Vega Romero, Paola Andrea Mosquera Mendez, Jinneth Hernandez Torres and Jorge Martinez Collantes SECTION 2: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Chapter 6 The Role of South Africa's Government in Strengthening Community Participation Nonhlanhla Nxumalo, Jane Goudge and Liz Thomas Chapter 7 An Assessment of the Contribution of the Community Strategy Approach to CPHC in Kenya Jack Buong, Clementine Gwoswar and Dan Kaseje Chapter 8 Developing a CPHC Model for Bangladesh Taufique Joarder, Anwar Islam and Aftab Uddin SECTION 3: COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS Chapter 9 The Contribution of Community Health Workers to the Implementation of Comprehensive Primary Health Care in Rural Settings, Iran Sara Javanparast, Fran Baum and Gholamreza Heidari Chapter 10 The Contribution of Accredited Social Health Activists in the Implementation of CPHC in East Champaran District, India Anil Cherian, Vandana Kanth and Jameela George Chapter 11 The Contribution of the Health Services Extension Program to Improve Coverage and Comprehensiveness of PHC Services in Southwest Ethiopia Sudhakar Narayan Morankar, Mirkuzie Woldie Kerie and Abera Assefa Deressa Chapter 12 The Contribution of Health Extension Workers in Improving the Utilization of Maternal Health Services in Rural Areas of Tigray, Ethiopia Araya Abrha Medhanyie, Mark Spigt, Yohannes Kifle, Nikki Schaay, David Sanders, Roman Blanco, Geert-Jan Dinant and Yemane Berhane SECTION 4: GOVERNANCE AND INTERSECTORAL ACTION Chapter 13 Health Care Coordination: Building CPHC in Brazil Patty Fidelis de Almeida, Ligia Giovanella and Berardo Augusto Nunan Chapter 14 CPHC Models and Strategies in Argentina Mario Rovere, Ana Fuks, Analia Bertolotto, Eugenia Bagnasco and Andrea Jait Chapter 15 Constructing a CPHC System in Guarjila, El Salvador: 1987-2007 M. Argelia Dubon Abrego, Dagoberto Menjivar Lopez, Eduardo Espinoza Fiallos and Christa Baatz Chapter 16 Conclusion: Is there a Future for CPHC Ronald Labonte, David Sanders, Corinne Packer and Nikki Schaa Biographies of authors

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  • ISBN13: 9781487521622
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9781487521622
  • weight: 540
  • ISBN10: 1487521626

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