- The free health care initiative: how has it affected health workers in Sierra Leone?Sophie Witter
ReBUILD IIHD, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland
Health Policy Plan 31:1-9. 2016..The health system in Sierra Leone was fragile and conflict-affected prior to the FHCI and still faces significant challenges, both in human resources for health and more widely, as vividly evidenced by the current Ebola crisis...
- How to (or not to) … measure performance against the Abuja target for public health expenditureSophie 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....
- Working practices and incomes of health workers: evidence from an evaluation of a delivery fee exemption scheme in GhanaSophie Witter
Immpact, University of Aberdeen, Health Sciences Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, Scotland, UK
Hum Resour Health 5:2. 2007..This formed part of an overall evaluation of the delivery fee exemption scheme. The results shed light not only on the scheme itself but also on the general productivity of a range of health workers in Ghana...
- Paying health workers for performance in a fragmented, fragile state: reflections from Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of CongoSarah 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. ..
- Performance-based financing as a health system reform: mapping the key dimensions for monitoring and evaluationSophie 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...
- The human resource implications of improving financial risk protection for mothers and newborns in ZimbabweYotamu 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)...
- 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...
- 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 . 2012..A review of evidence on effectiveness is therefore timely, especially as this is an area of growing interest for funders and governments...
- The national free delivery policy in Nepal: early evidence of its effects on health facilitiesSophie 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...
- Paying health workers for performance in Battagram district, PakistanSophie Witter
Oxford Policy Management, Oxford, UK
Hum Resour Health 9:23. 2011..It aims to contribute to learning about the design and implementation of pay-for-performance systems and their impact on health worker motivation...
- Understanding the 'four directions of travel': qualitative research into the factors affecting recruitment and retention of doctors in rural VietnamSophie 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..The objective of this study was to understand the dynamics of the health labour market in Vietnam, and what might encourage doctors to accept posts and remain in-post in rural areas...
- The national free delivery and caesarean policy in Senegal: evaluating process and outcomesSophie 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...
- Something old or something new? Social health insurance in GhanaSophie 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...
- Key informant views of a free delivery and caesarean policy in SenegalSophie 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...
- Achieving sustainability, quality and access: lessons from the world's largest revolving drug fund in KhartoumS 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...
- The experience of Ghana in implementing a user fee exemption policy to provide free delivery careSophie 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...
- Start-stop funding, its causes and consequences: a case study of the delivery exemptions policy in GhanaSophie 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...
- 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...
- Health service quality and users' perceptions in West Nile, UgandaSophie 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...
- Health-seeking behaviour and rural/urban variation in KazakhstanRobin 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...