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Health system strengthening in Papua New Guinea: exploring the role of demand-responsive mechanisms

McKay, Julienne; Lepani, Katherine

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Challenges facing the health system result not just from low expenditure; performance is also constrained by its structure and by cultural factors. If expectations for improved health outcomes, heightened by the bounty of resource development, are to be achieved without substantial wasting of additional investment, policy makers and program implementers need to consider all potentially viable options. Lessons can be drawn from countries facing similar challenges where the policy mix was...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMcKay, Julienne
dc.contributor.authorLepani, Katherine
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-17T00:05:58Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/262098
dc.description.abstractChallenges facing the health system result not just from low expenditure; performance is also constrained by its structure and by cultural factors. If expectations for improved health outcomes, heightened by the bounty of resource development, are to be achieved without substantial wasting of additional investment, policy makers and program implementers need to consider all potentially viable options. Lessons can be drawn from countries facing similar challenges where the policy mix was broadened to include both supply-side strategies and ‘demand-responsive’ mechanisms (voucher schemes, micro-health insurance, social businesses and social franchises). In Papua New Guinea, these mechanisms could usefully complement existing and emerging policy instruments, including public private partnerships, as part of a more effective overall system of health service delivery. Trialing demand-responsive mechanisms alongside traditional supply-side strategies has the potential to reshape key elements of Papua New Guinea’s health system, redressing structural weaknesses and reducing inconsistencies with cultural realities.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis report was commisioned by Lowy Institute for International Policy
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherLowy Institute for International Policy
dc.rights© 2010 Lowy Institute for International Policy
dc.source.urihttp://www.lowyinstitute.org/Publication.asp?pid=1463
dc.titleHealth system strengthening in Papua New Guinea: exploring the role of demand-responsive mechanisms
dc.typeReport (Commissioned)
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2010
local.identifier.absfor111715 - Pacific Peoples Health
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4201517xPUB278
local.publisher.urlhttp://www.lowyinstitute.org
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMcKay, Julienne, Lowy Institute
local.contributor.affiliationLepani, Katherine, College of Health and Medicine, ANU
local.description.embargo2099-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage38
dc.date.updated2020-12-20T07:30:08Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationAustralia
dcterms.accessRightsFree Access via publisher website
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