Witter, Sophie (2005) The unbearable cost of illness. Poverty, ill-health and access to health care: evidence from Lindi Rural District, Tanzania. Project Report. Save the Children, London.
Save the Children has studied the effects of user fees in healthcare on poor households in Tanzania. We have found that: • user fees inhibit the use of public healthcare, particularly for households coping with chronic illnesses • fee exemptions systems are complicated and difficult to understand; frequently they do not reach target groups • families with chronic health problems are likely to become significantly poorer. Save the Children recommends that: • user fees in healthcare are ended • central healthcare spending is increased • healthcare delivery is reformed to better suit the needs of families coping with chronic illness.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Project Report)|
|Divisions:||School of Health Sciences > The Institute for International Health and Development|
|Date Deposited:||13 Dec 2012 12:46|
|Last Modified:||19 Mar 2014 13:00|
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