Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Towards Better Health Through Community Financing in Poor Countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Guy Carrin, Marc Vereecke
      Pages 18-25
    3. Guy Carrin, Marc Vereecke
      Pages 26-44
    4. Guy Carrin, Marc Vereecke
      Pages 45-72
  3. Case Studies of Community Financing

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 188-192

About this book


This book discusses how economic constraints hamper governments in low-income developing countries trying to obtain rapid improvements in health care. It analyses how local communities can cope with these constraints, using case studies and trends in health financing, focusing on community financing in sub-saharan Africa and its present and future role.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Guy Carrin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marc Vereecke
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of AntwerpBelgium
  2. 2.School of Public HealthBoston UniversityUSA

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