- An exploratory study of the policy process and early implementation of the free NHIS coverage for pregnant women in GhanaSophie Witter
FEMHealth project, Immpact, Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
Int J Equity Health 12:16. 2013..During the same year, free membership was made available to all children (under-18). This article presents an exploratory qualitative analysis of how the policy of free maternal membership was developed and how it is being implemented...
- Transferability of interventions in health education: a reviewLinda Cambon
EA 4360 Apemac, Faculte de Medecine, Université de Lorraine, 54250 Vandoeuvre lès Nancy, France
BMC Public Health 12:497. 2012..Thus, when an intervention carried out in one context is reproduced in another, its transferability can be questionable. We performed a literature review to analyze the concept of transferability in the health education field...
- Combining user fees exemption with training and supervision helps to maintain the quality of drug prescriptions in Burkina FasoNicole Atchessi
Research Centre of the CHUM, International Health Unit, 3875 St Urbain Street, 5th Floor, Montreal, Québec H2W 1V1, Canada
Health Policy Plan 28:606-15. 2013..The user fees exemption programme, combined with health staff training and supervision, did not lead to any deterioration in the quality of drug prescriptions. ..
- [An exploratory synthesis of knowledge brokering in public health]Valery Ridde
CRCHUM et Département de médecine sociale et préventive, Universite de Montreal, Canada
Sante Publique 25:137-45. 2013..While knowledge brokering appears promising, efforts must now be made to evaluate it more systematically to demonstrate its effectiveness...
- [Pragmatism and realism for public health intervention evaluation]V Ridde
Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l Université de Montréal CRCHUM, 1058 Saint Denis, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique 61:S95-S106. 2013..Thus, experimental approaches are not necessarily required to analyze the effectiveness of interventions...
- A spatial analysis of a community-based selection of indigents in Burkina FasoValery Ridde
Departement de Medecine sociale et preventive, Universite de Montreal, Canada
Glob Health Promot 20:10-9. 2013....
- Short-term consultancy and collaborative evaluation in a post-conflict and humanitarian setting: lessons from AfghanistanValery Ridde
Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l Universite de Montreal, Departement de Medecine sociale et preventive, Universite de Montreal, rue Saint Urbain, Montreal, QC, Canada
Eval Program Plann 35:180-8. 2012....
- Transversal analysis of public policies on user fees exemptions in six West African countriesValery Ridde
Research Centre of the University of Montreal Hospital Centre CRCHUM, Montreal, Canada
BMC Health Serv Res 12:409. 2012..This article presents a transversal analysis of user fees exemption policies implemented in Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Togo and Senegal...
- Why do women pay more than they should? A mixed methods study of the implementation gap in a policy to subsidize the costs of deliveries in Burkina FasoValery Ridde
Research Centre of the University of Montreal Hospital Centre CRCHUM, Canada
Eval Program Plann 36:145-52. 2013..Institutional design and organizational practices, as well as weak rule enforcement and organizational capacity, need to be considered more carefully to avoid an implementation gap in this public policy...
- User fee exemptions and excessive household spending for normal delivery in Burkina Faso: the need for careful implementationAmal Ben Ameur
Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Québec CRCHUM, Canada
BMC Health Serv Res 12:412. 2012..We compared the total cost of giving birth in health centres offering partial exemption versus those with full exemption to assess the impact on additional out-of-pocket fees...
- Street-level workers' criteria for identifying indigents to be exempted from user fees in Burkina FasoV Ridde
Research Centre of the University of Montreal Hospital Centre CRCHUM, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Trop Med Int Health 17:782-91. 2012..This study was carried out in Burkina Faso to obtain street-level workers' perspectives on what criteria should be used to select indigents to be exempted from user fees...
- A literature review of the disruptive effects of user fee exemption policies on health systemsValery Ridde
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Medical Faculty, University of Montreal, 3875, rue Saint Urbain, Montreal, QC, Canada
BMC Public Health 12:289. 2012..The objective of this article is to bring to light the disruptions triggered by exemption policies in health systems of low- and middle-income countries...
- Reducing the medical cost of deliveries in Burkina Faso is good for everyone, including the poorValery Ridde
Research Centre of the University of Montreal Hospital Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
PLoS ONE 7:e33082. 2012..Efforts must still be made to reach the indigent and to reduce geographic barriers for all women...
- NGO-provided free HIV treatment and services in Burkina Faso: scarcity, therapeutic rationality and unfair processValery Ridde
Research Centre of the University of Montreal Hospital Centre CRCHUM, 3875 rue Saint Urbain, Montreal, Quebec, H2W 1V1, Canada
Int J Equity Health 11:11. 2012..Amid growing concerns of an international funding retreat for ART, it is important to learn from the past in order to better manage the potentially inequitable consequences of ART scarcity...
- Knowledge translation research in population health: establishing a collaborative research agendaChristian Dagenais
, , Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Health Res Policy Syst 7:28. 2009..Research on KT must lead to concrete outcomes within communities that are interested in the question...
- Challenges of scaling up and of knowledge transfer in an action research project in Burkina Faso to exempt the worst-off from health care user feesValery Ridde
University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre CRCHUM, Canada
BMC Int Health Hum Rights 11:S9. 2011..This article analyzes an action research project aimed at finding an appropriate solution to make health care accessible to the indigent in a rural district of Burkina Faso...
- The national subsidy for deliveries and emergency obstetric care in Burkina FasoValery Ridde
Unité de santé internationale CR CHUM, 3875 rue Saint Urbain, Montreal, Quebec, H3V1H4, Canada
Health Policy Plan 26:ii30-40. 2011..Despite relatively tight administrative controls, health workers have figured out how to take advantage of the system. Some of the policy's instruments should be reviewed and clarified to improve its effectiveness...
- Low coverage but few inclusion errors in Burkina Faso: a community-based targeting approach to exempt the indigent from user feesValery Ridde
Research Centre of the University of Montreal Hospital Centre CRCHUM, Canada
BMC Public Health 10:631. 2010..The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of this community-based selection...
- Targeting the worst-off for free health care: a process evaluation in Burkina FasoValery Ridde
Research Centre of the University of Montreal Hospital Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
Eval Program Plann 34:333-42. 2011..The community-based approach appears to be the most effective, but it needs to be improved and retested to generate more knowledge before scaling up...
- [Understanding local concepts of equity to formulate public health policies in Burkina Faso]Valery Ridde
Unité de santé internationale, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de Montreal, 3875, rue Saint Urbain, Montreal, QC, Canada
Promot Educ 13:252-6, 235. 2006..This research allows better understanding about the emic aspect of equity and seems to confirm the importance of taking into account local values, especially social justice, when determining public policy...
- [Global health research challenges with a North-South partnership]Valery Ridde
Centre de recherche du centre hospitalier de I Université de Montréal CRCHUM, Montreal, QC
Can J Public Health 102:152-6. 2011..The aim of this study is to examine these challenges from the perspectives of those involved in order to formulate ideas for further discussion and action to support the training of young researchers...
- Is the Bamako Initiative still relevant for West African health systems?Valery Ridde
Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de I Université de Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Int J Health Serv 41:175-84. 2011..Today, with most funding agencies in favor of abolishing user fees and some African countries already starting to do so, the relevance of this public policy is being reconsidered for West African countries...
- User fees abolition policy in Niger: comparing the under five years exemption implementation in two districtsValery Ridde
Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l Universite de Montreal, Canada
Health Policy 99:219-25. 2011..Analysis of the implementation process for a national user fees abolition policy aimed at children under age five organized in Niger since October 2006...
- A process evaluation of user fees abolition for pregnant women and children under five years in two districts in Niger (West Africa)Valery Ridde
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
BMC Health Serv Res 9:89. 2009..This article presents a process evaluation of an NGO intervention to abolish user fees in Niger for children under five years and pregnant women...
- [Women's health and the cooperation of Canadian voluntary medical relief workers in Afghanistan]Valery Ridde
Universite de Montreal, Faculte de Medecine, Unité de santé internationale, Quebec, Canada
Can J Public Health 97:60-2. 2006..The results indicated that, given the current Afghani context, this project was neither relevant nor appropriate and had undesirable repercussions on the population and the health care system...
- Users fees and worst off: it's time to find a solutionValery Ridde
International Health Unit, Medical Faculty, Universite de Montreal, 3875 rue Saint Urbain, Montreal, QC Canada, H2W IVI
J Epidemiol Community Health 60:398. 2006
- [Assessing program sustainability in public health organizations: a tool-kit application in Haiti]V Ridde
Unité de santé internationale, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Edifice Saint Urbain, 3875, rue Saint Urbain, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2W 1V1
Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique 54:421-31. 2006..The managing agency is committed to put this Unit back into the structure of a local public hospital...
- Reducing social inequalities in health: public health, community health or health promotion?Valery Ridde
International Health Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, QC, Canada
Promot Educ 14:63-7, 111-4. 2007..Those responsible for health promotion must engage in planning to reduce social inequalities in health and must ensure they have the means to assess the effectiveness of any actions taken...
- Social inequalities in health from Ottawa to Vancouver: action for fair equality of opportunityValery Ridde
International Health Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Promot Educ . 2007..Several priorities for the future are suggested and the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) should be responsible for advocating for them...
- "The problem of the worst-off is dealt with after all other issues": the equity and health policy implementation gap in Burkina FasoValery Ridde
Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Soc Sci Med 66:1368-78. 2008..For scientific and social reasons it is urgent that we find a solution to halt the exclusion to health care among the poorest groups...
- Equity and health policy in Africa: using concept mapping in Moore (Burkina Faso)Valery Ridde
PhD, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Medical Faculty, University of Montreal, 3875, rue Saint Urbain, Montreal, QC, Canada
BMC Health Serv Res 8:90. 2008..Its application raises many issues and certain methodological limitations. Our objective in this article is to present its use in this particular context, and to share a number of methodological observations on the subject...
- Driving the global public health research agenda forward by promoting the participation of students and new researchers: perspectives from QuebecValery Ridde
Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l Universite de Montreal, Montreal, QC
Can J Public Health 99:460-5. 2008....
- Exploratory study of the impacts of Mutual Health Organizations on social dynamics in BeninValery Ridde
Research Centre of the University of Montreal Hospital Centre CRCHUM, Département de médecine sociale et préventive de, Faculté Médecine, Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Soc Sci Med 71:467-74. 2010..Other explanatory factors are the lack of information available to villagers and, most especially, the problems they face in being able to pay the MHO premiums...
- A community-based targeting approach to exempt the worst-off from user fees in Burkina FasoV Ridde
CRCHUM, International Health Unit, 3875 rue Saint Urbain, Montreal, Québec H2W 1V1, Canada
J Epidemiol Community Health 64:10-5. 2010..An action research was implemented to test the hypothesis that a community-based process for selecting beneficiaries of user-fee exemptions in an African environment of BI organisation is feasible...
- [Debate and challenges on the topic of free medical care in Africa: "Back to the Future"?]Valery Ridde
Departement de Medecine sociale et preventive, Unité de santé internationale, Centre de Recherche du CHUM, Universite de Montreal, 3875, rue Saint Urbain, bureau 507 Montréal, QC Canada
Sante 19:101-6. 2009....
- A scoping review of the literature on the abolition of user fees in health care services in AfricaValery Ridde
Research Center of the University of Montreal Hospital Center, Montreal, Canada
Health Policy Plan 26:1-11. 2011..We draw lessons from these experiences and suggest avenues for future research...
- An implementation evaluation of a policy aiming to improve financial access to maternal health care in Djibo district, Burkina FasoLoubna Belaid
Research Centre of the University of Montreal Hospital Centre, CRCHUM, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:143. 2012..The cost of transportation from health centres to district hospitals is paid by the policy. The worst-off are exempted from all fees...
- An evaluability assessment of a West Africa based Non-Governmental Organization's (NGO) progressive evaluation strategyLéna D'Ostie-Racine
Universite de Montreal, Departement de Psychologie, Montreal, Canada
Eval Program Plann 36:71-9. 2013..It also offers an opportunity to analyze critically the use of EAs in the context of a humanitarian NGO's collaboration with evaluators and political actors...
- Fees-for-services, cost recovery, and equity in a district of Burkina Faso operating the Bamako InitiativeValery Ridde
Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universit Laval, Quebec, Canada G1K 7P4
Bull World Health Organ 81:532-8. 2003..To gauge the effects of operating the Bamako Initiative in Kongoussi district, Burkina Faso...
- [Improve the accessibility of essential drugs for the populations of one medical region in Burkina Faso]Valery Ridde
Universite Laval, Departement de Medecine sociale et preventive, Quebec, G1K 7P4 Canada
Sante 15:175-82. 2005..The intervention strategy supported the sustainability of the project's activities but much remains to be done to provide the poorest with access to drugs...
- An evaluation of the outcomes of mutual health organizations in BeninSlim Haddad
Research Centre of the University of Montreal Hospital and Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
PLoS ONE 7:e47136. 2012..Very little is known about the extent of the impact of MHOs on health-seeking behaviours, quality and costs...
- [Actions against social inequalities of health: tentative explanations for the opposition to progress of Quebec public health authorities]Valery Ridde
Departement de Medecine sociale et preventive, Faculte de Medecine, Universite Laval, Pavilion de l Est, Quebec, Quebec G1K 7P4
Can J Public Health 95:224-7. 2004
- [Interventions to subsidize payment for care strengthen community empowerment in Burkina Faso]Oumar M Samb
Universite de Montreal, 1430 boul du Mont Royal, Montreal, QC
Can J Public Health 103:eS20-5. 2012..This research project assesses the impact of care subsidy interventions on the empowerment of members of community health services Management Committees (MCs) and their organization in Burkina Faso...
- The Kaya HDSS, Burkina Faso: a platform for epidemiological studies and health programme evaluationSeni Kouanda
Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé IRSS, Ouagadougou, Burkino Faso, CRCHUM, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Canada and UFR SDS, Universite de Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Int J Epidemiol 42:741-9. 2013..Malaria is the leading cause of death, primarily affecting children under 5 years of age (44%) and those 5 to 14 years old (36%). The Kaya HDSS data can be obtained by sending a request via the HDSS website (http://kaya-hdss.org/). ..
- [Selective free health care in sub-Saharan Africa: an opportunity for strengthening health systems?]Valery Ridde
CRCHUM, Departement de Medecine sociale et preventive, Université de Montréal 3875, rue Saint Urbain, Unité de santé internationale, H3V1H4 Montréal, Canada
Sante Publique 23:61-7. 2011....
- Implementation fidelity of the national malaria control program in burkina fasoValery Ridde
University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre CRCHUM and School of Public Health, Montreal, Canada
PLoS ONE 8:e69865. 2013..The objective of this study was to measure the implementation fidelity of this program...
- Evaluation of a knowledge transfer strategy from a user fee exemption program for vulnerable populations in Burkina FasoChristian Dagenais
Universite de Montreal, Centre Ville, Montreal, QC, Canada
Glob Health Promot 20:70-9. 2013..However, considerable variation in use was observed from one setting to another. This article presents some lessons to be drawn from this experience...
- Protocol: a realist review of user fee exemption policies for health services in AfricaEmilie Robert
Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l Université de Montréal CR CHUM, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
BMJ Open 2:e000706. 2012....