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Targeting Resources and Efforts to the Poor: Applying the Equity Framework: A Case Study of Jharkhand, India
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Author(s): Rajna Mishra

Primary Language: English

Date: 11/1/2011


This presentation is one of five made by the Health Policy Project at a national health financing conference held in Calabar, Nigeria, in November 2011. Participants, including health managers and providers, insurance specialists, health economists, government officials, and media representatives, shared information on a wide range of health financing strategies and mechanisms employed in Nigeria and other countries.

The Equity Framework is an approach that targets family planning and reproductive health resources to the poor—a segment of the population that is often overlooked in health program planning. The presentation examines a case study in Jharkhand, India—one of India’s poorest states—where health planners applied the Equity Framework to develop a voucher scheme to enable low-income women to access reproductive health services. Conference participants were able to learn from the success garnered in India and adopt similar policy and program initiatives to expand access to family planning and reproductive health services to the poor in Nigeria.

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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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