S Witter

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Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint How to (or not to) … measure performance against the Abuja target for public health expenditure
    Sophie Witter
    ReBUILD programme, Institute for International Health and Development, Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh, Edinburgh, EH21 6UU, UK, Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Youyi Building, Brookfields, Freetown, Sierra Leone and Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, Leeds Institute for Health Sciences, 102 Clarendon Road, Leeds LS2 9JZ, UK
    Health Policy Plan 29:450-5. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Paying health workers for performance in a fragmented, fragile state: reflections from Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of Congo
    Sarah Fox
    ReBUILD programme, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK E mail
    Health Policy Plan 29:96-105. 2014
  3. pmc Performance-based financing as a health system reform: mapping the key dimensions for monitoring and evaluation
    Sophie Witter
    ReBUILD programme, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:367. 2013
  4. pmc The human resource implications of improving financial risk protection for mothers and newborns in Zimbabwe
    Yotamu Chirwa
    Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:197. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Health financing in fragile and post-conflict states: what do we know and what are the gaps?
    Sophie Witter
    Institute for International Health and Development, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh EH21 6UU, Scotland, UK
    Soc Sci Med 75:2370-7. 2012
  6. doi request reprint 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
  7. doi request reprint 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
  8. pmc Paying health workers for performance in Battagram district, Pakistan
    Sophie Witter
    Oxford Policy Management, Oxford, UK
    Hum Resour Health 9:23. 2011
  9. pmc Understanding the 'four directions of travel': qualitative research into the factors affecting recruitment and retention of doctors in rural Vietnam
    Sophie Witter
    Health Portfolio, Oxford Policy Management, 6 St Aldate s Courtyard, 38 St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BN, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Hum Resour Health 9:20. 2011
  10. doi request reprint 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

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Publications20

  1. ncbi request reprint How to (or not to) … measure performance against the Abuja target for public health expenditure
    Sophie Witter
    ReBUILD programme, Institute for International Health and Development, Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh, Edinburgh, EH21 6UU, UK, Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Youyi Building, Brookfields, Freetown, Sierra Leone and Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, Leeds Institute for Health Sciences, 102 Clarendon Road, Leeds LS2 9JZ, UK
    Health Policy Plan 29:450-5. 2014
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  2. ncbi request reprint Paying health workers for performance in a fragmented, fragile state: reflections from Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of Congo
    Sarah Fox
    ReBUILD programme, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK E mail
    Health Policy Plan 29:96-105. 2014
    ..The authors conclude that while there may be a role for P4P in fragile contexts such as the DRC, to be effective it needs to be rooted in wider financing and human resource policy reforms. ..
  3. pmc Performance-based financing as a health system reform: mapping the key dimensions for monitoring and evaluation
    Sophie Witter
    ReBUILD programme, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:367. 2013
    ..In doing so, it elaborates a general framework for monitoring and evaluating health system reforms in general...
  4. pmc The human resource implications of improving financial risk protection for mothers and newborns in Zimbabwe
    Yotamu Chirwa
    Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:197. 2013
    ..This study aimed to examine the inter-linkages in Zimbabwe in order to generate lessons for HRH and fee policies, with particular respect to reproductive, maternal and newborn health (RMNH)...
  5. doi request reprint Health financing in fragile and post-conflict states: what do we know and what are the gaps?
    Sophie Witter
    Institute for International Health and Development, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh EH21 6UU, Scotland, UK
    Soc Sci Med 75:2370-7. 2012
    ..As health systems in fragile and post-conflict states are often forced to innovate, they can generate useful lessons for other settings too...
  6. doi request reprint 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...
  7. doi request reprint 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...
  8. pmc Paying health workers for performance in Battagram district, Pakistan
    Sophie Witter
    Oxford Policy Management, Oxford, UK
    Hum Resour Health 9:23. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  9. pmc Understanding the 'four directions of travel': qualitative research into the factors affecting recruitment and retention of doctors in rural Vietnam
    Sophie Witter
    Health Portfolio, Oxford Policy Management, 6 St Aldate s Courtyard, 38 St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BN, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Hum Resour Health 9:20. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  10. doi request reprint 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...
  11. pmc Something old or something new? Social health insurance in Ghana
    Sophie Witter
    Immpact, Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    BMC Int Health Hum Rights 9:20. 2009
    ..It has already reached impressive coverage levels. This article aims to provide a preliminary assessment of the NHIS to date. This can inform the development of the NHIS itself but also other innovations in the region...
  12. ncbi request reprint 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint Achieving sustainability, quality and access: lessons from the world's largest revolving drug fund in Khartoum
    S Witter
    Immpact, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    East Mediterr Health J 13:1476-85. 2007
    ..However, results illustrated the tension between achieving an efficient cost-recovery system and access for the poorest...
  14. ncbi request reprint The experience of Ghana in implementing a user fee exemption policy to provide free delivery care
    Sophie Witter
    Immpact, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
    Reprod Health Matters 15:61-71. 2007
    ..At the end of 2005, a national health insurance scheme, intended to include full maternal health care cover, was starting up in Ghana, and it was not yet clear how the exemptions scheme would fit into it...
  15. ncbi request reprint Start-stop funding, its causes and consequences: a case study of the delivery exemptions policy in Ghana
    Sophie Witter
    IMMPACT programme, University of Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD UK
    Int J Health Plann Manage 22:133-43. 2007
    ..Some of the factors causing erratic funding--such as party politics and intersectoral haggling over resources--are unavoidable, but others, such as communication and management failures can and should be addressed...
  16. ncbi request reprint 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint Health service quality and users' perceptions in West Nile, Uganda
    Sophie Witter
    International Programme, Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK
    Int J Health Plann Manage 19:195-207. 2004
    ..They show that despite considerable progress in rebuilding infrastructure, training staff and investing in health systems in these districts, there is still a long way to go to provide services of an acceptable quality to users...
  18. ncbi request reprint Health-seeking behaviour and rural/urban variation in Kazakhstan
    Robin Thompson
    Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK
    Health Econ 12:553-64. 2003
    ..This is important given the decline in health indicators such as life expectancy in Kazakhstan and the increased burden on households of funding health care in a time of economic insecurity and deterioration of public services...