Sophie Witter

Summary

Affiliation: University of Aberdeen
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Removing financial barriers to access reproductive, maternal and newborn health services: the challenges and policy implications for human resources for health
    Barbara McPake
    Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe
    Hum Resour Health 11:46. 2013
  2. pmc Assessing communities of practice in health policy: a conceptual framework as a first step towards empirical research
    Maria Paola Bertone
    Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine ITM, Nationalestraat 155, 2000, Antwerp, Belgium
    Health Res Policy Syst 11:39. 2013
  3. pmc Studying complex interventions: reflections from the FEMHealth project on evaluating fee exemption policies in West Africa and Morocco
    Bruno Marchal
    Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Nationalestraat 155, Antwerpen B 2000, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:469. 2013
  4. doi Removal of user fees for caesareans and under-fives in northern Sudan: a review of policy implementation and effectiveness
    Sophie Witter
    Immpact, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Int J Health Plann Manage 28:e95-e120. 2013
  5. pmc An exploratory study of the policy process and early implementation of the free NHIS coverage for pregnant women in Ghana
    Sophie Witter
    FEMHealth project, Immpact, Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    Int J Equity Health 12:16. 2013
  6. doi The national free delivery and caesarean policy in Senegal: evaluating process and outcomes
    Sophie Witter
    Immpact, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK
    Health Policy Plan 25:384-92. 2010
  7. doi Paying for performance to improve the delivery of health interventions in low- and middle-income countries 
    Sophie Witter
    Immpact, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK 2Global Health Unit, Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo, Norway
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2:CD007899. 2012
  8. doi The national free delivery policy in Nepal: early evidence of its effects on health facilities
    Sophie Witter
    Immpact, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Health Policy Plan 26:ii84-91. 2011
  9. ncbi Service- and population-based exemptions: are these the way forward for equity and efficiency in health financing in low-income countries?
    Sophie Witter
    Immpact, University of Aberden, UK
    Adv Health Econ Health Serv Res 21:251-88. 2009
  10. ncbi Key informant views of a free delivery and caesarean policy in Senegal
    Sophie Witter
    Immpact, Health Sciences Building, Foresterhill, University of Aberdeen, AB25 5DZ, Scotland
    Afr J Reprod Health 12:93-111. 2008

Collaborators

  • Atle Fretheim
  • Valery Ridde
  • Bruno Marchal
  • Maria Paola Bertone
  • Barbara McPake
  • Isidore Sieleunou
  • Sara Van Belle
  • David Newlands
  • Tim Martineau
  • David Hercot
  • Suzanne Fustukian
  • Isabelle Lange
  • Yamba Kafando
  • Jerome Pfaffmann
  • Vincent De Brouwere
  • Allison Kelley
  • Yotamu Chirwa
  • Guy Clarysse
  • Tim Ensor
  • Bruno Meessen

Detail Information

Publications10

  1. pmc Removing financial barriers to access reproductive, maternal and newborn health services: the challenges and policy implications for human resources for health
    Barbara McPake
    Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe
    Hum Resour Health 11:46. 2013
    ..This research aimed to assess how policies reducing demand-side barriers to access to health care have affected service delivery with a particular focus on human resources for health...
  2. pmc Assessing communities of practice in health policy: a conceptual framework as a first step towards empirical research
    Maria Paola Bertone
    Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine ITM, Nationalestraat 155, 2000, Antwerp, Belgium
    Health Res Policy Syst 11:39. 2013
    ..Additionally, the paper addresses the challenges in the operationalization and empirical application of the framework...
  3. pmc Studying complex interventions: reflections from the FEMHealth project on evaluating fee exemption policies in West Africa and Morocco
    Bruno Marchal
    Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Nationalestraat 155, Antwerpen B 2000, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:469. 2013
    ..We first discuss the difference between simple, complicated and complex and introduce key concepts of complex adaptive systems theory. We then apply these to fee exemption policies...
  4. doi Removal of user fees for caesareans and under-fives in northern Sudan: a review of policy implementation and effectiveness
    Sophie Witter
    Immpact, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Int J Health Plann Manage 28:e95-e120. 2013
    ..Some of these are particular to Sudan, but many are shared, and indicate important lessons for improving access to and quality of care for women and children in Africa...
  5. pmc An exploratory study of the policy process and early implementation of the free NHIS coverage for pregnant women in Ghana
    Sophie 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...
  6. doi The national free delivery and caesarean policy in Senegal: evaluating process and outcomes
    Sophie Witter
    Immpact, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK
    Health Policy Plan 25:384-92. 2010
    ..These findings are likely to be relevant to other countries currently experimenting with similar approaches to reducing financial barriers to skilled attendance at delivery...
  7. doi Paying for performance to improve the delivery of health interventions in low- and middle-income countries 
    Sophie Witter
    Immpact, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK 2Global Health Unit, Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo, Norway
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2:CD007899. 2012
    ..A review of evidence on effectiveness is therefore timely, especially as this is an area of growing interest for funders and governments...
  8. doi The national free delivery policy in Nepal: early evidence of its effects on health facilities
    Sophie Witter
    Immpact, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Health Policy Plan 26:ii84-91. 2011
    ..It will be challenging to build on the gains of the past few years and sustain them, at the same time as merging the separate free care funding streams...
  9. ncbi Service- and population-based exemptions: are these the way forward for equity and efficiency in health financing in low-income countries?
    Sophie Witter
    Immpact, University of Aberden, UK
    Adv Health Econ Health Serv Res 21:251-88. 2009
    ..This chapter aims to examine the impact and conditions for effectiveness of this recent health finance modality...
  10. ncbi Key informant views of a free delivery and caesarean policy in Senegal
    Sophie Witter
    Immpact, Health Sciences Building, Foresterhill, University of Aberdeen, AB25 5DZ, Scotland
    Afr J Reprod Health 12:93-111. 2008
    ..Long-term investment in supply will also be needed to increase access for the most remote areas...