Innovations for equity

Understanding and Intervening in Informal Markets in Health

In Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, Health Markets, Uncategorized on November 16, 2010 at 10:28 pm

BY KATE HAWKINS, INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

David Peters chairing the sessionOver the last few years we’ve done a lot of research to explore interventions that might make health markets work better for poor people. This work is premised on the understanding that markets for health-related goods and services are widespread and in many developing countries poor people seek some proportion of their health care in these markets.

Today’s session at the Global Symposium was structured around a series of 5 minute “lightening” presentations which gave an overview of the evidence and provided feedback on research from Bangladesh, Nigeria, Uganda and India.

You can view the slides from all of the speakers below.

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