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Primary health care, community participation and community-financing: experiences of two middle hill villages in Nepal

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dc.contributor.author Sepehri, Ardeshir
dc.contributor.author Pettigrew, Judith
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-01T10:25:57Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-01T10:25:57Z
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3872
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Although community involvement in health related activities is generally acknowledged by international and national health planners to be the key to the successful organization of primary health care, comparatively little is known about its potential and limitations. Drawing on the experiences of two middle hill villages in Nepal, this paper reports on research undertaken to compare and contrast the scope and extent of community participation in the delivery of primary health care in a community run and financed health post and a state run and financed health post. Unlike many other health posts in Nepal these facilities do provide effective curative services, and neither of them suffer from chronic shortage of drugs. However, community-financing did not appear to widen the scope and the extent of participation. Villagers in both communities relied on the health post for the treatment of less than one-third of symptoms, and despite the planners' intentions, community involvement outside participation in benefits was found to be very limited. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Health Policy and Planning;11 (1), pp. 93-100
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapol/11.1.93
dc.rights This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Health Policy and Planning following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version,Primary health care, community participation and community-financing: experiences of two middle hill villages in Nepal, Health Policy and Planning, 1996 11 (1), pp. 93-100 is available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapol/11.1.93 en_US
dc.subject primary health care en_US
dc.subject Nepal en_US
dc.title Primary health care, community participation and community-financing: experiences of two middle hill villages in Nepal en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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