The Pikine Project in Senegal: Fifteen Years of Experience in Financing Urban Primary Health Care

  • Guy Carrin
  • Marc Vereecke
Part of the Economic Issues in Health Care book series (EIHC)


Sub-Saharan Africa, as is true of certain other parts of the world, is characterized by increasing urbanization (Harpham et al., 1988). In 1965 and 1987, the urban population in SSA represented 14 and 27% respectively of the total population. The growth rate of the urban population also accelerated: from an average annual rate in the period 1965–80 of 5.5% to 6.9% in 1980–87.


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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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