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The difficult relationship between faith-based health care organisations and the public sector in sub-Saharan Africa

The difficult relationship between faith-based health care organisations and the public sector in sub-Saharan Africa

"We dedicate this work to the late Professor Dr. Harry Van Balen, former Head of the Public Health Department of the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, and former Chairman of the network organisation Medicus Mundi International."

We are happy to present the final revised version of the original MMI study report on contracting between public health authorities and faith-based health organisations in 4 sub-Saharan African countries (Cameroun, Chad, Tanzania and Uganda). This version has been thoroughly reviewed so as to better fit academic standards and is currently in press in the ITM Series 'Studies in Health Services Organisation & Policy'. The abstract and introduction have been re-written, the methods section elaborated, a section on strategic options added, the literature review updated, and thorough editing and formatting done. Each of the case studies was completed with an introduction describing the general country context. Overall, we believe this version to constitute a significant improvement of the original report.

Delphine Boulenger and Bart Criel
Antwerp, April 2012

The difficult relationship between faith-based health care organisations and the public sector in sub-Saharan Africa. The case of contracting experiences in Cameroon, Tanzania, Chad and Uganda. Delphine Boulenger and Bart Criel, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Studies in Health Services Organisation & Policy, 29, 2012

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The printed edition will be available soon at SSHOP
Original study report (2009): MMI ePlatform
MMI Network and contracting: MMI milestones


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