DALYs and Essential Packages

HSRC REPORT: A review of the value and limitations of using the DALY (Disability Adjusted Life Year) as a measure of health status and health intervention effectiveness, and its role in developing an Essential Service Package for health care. This paper also provides information on the rationale behind DALYs, methodological and practical problems involved in… Read more

Review of World Health Report 2000

HSRC REPORT: This report provides a broad view of health systems measuring performance against three goals: improving health and reducing health inequalities; enhancing responsiveness “to the legitimate expectations of the population”; and assuring fairness of financial contributions. The report then identifies the four functions that a system needs to deliver health system goals: service provision;… Read more

An introduction to Health Insurance for Low Income Countries

HSRC REPORT: This is a brief introductory guide to health insurance. It is written primarily for people thinking about introducing health insurance, including senior staff of Ministries of Health and in development agencies. The purpose of the guide is to explain the concepts and terms used in health insurance and to identify key issues for… Read more

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