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Planning sustainable community health schemes in rural areas of developing countries

Planning sustainable community health schemes in rural areas of developing countries
Planning sustainable community health schemes in rural areas of developing countries
In this research, we consider the planning of community health schemes by non-governmental or faith-based organisations in rural areas of developing countries, from both top-down and ground level viewpoints. We conclude that both types of planning approach are valid and necessary for sustainability of such developments. With top-down planning in mind, we describe our hierarchical models especially designed for location of community health facilities, with objectives pertaining to both efficiency and equity of provision. As an additional case study, we present modelling of the location of a maximal number of self-sustainable primary healthcare workers in a rural region of India.
OR in developing countries, location, OR in health
0377-2217
768-777
Smith, Honora K.
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Harper, Paul R.
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Potts, Chris N.
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Thyle, Ann
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Smith, Honora K.
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Potts, Chris N.
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Thyle, Ann
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Smith, Honora K., Harper, Paul R., Potts, Chris N. and Thyle, Ann (2009) Planning sustainable community health schemes in rural areas of developing countries. European Journal of Operational Research, 193 (3), 768-777. (doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2007.07.031).

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In this research, we consider the planning of community health schemes by non-governmental or faith-based organisations in rural areas of developing countries, from both top-down and ground level viewpoints. We conclude that both types of planning approach are valid and necessary for sustainability of such developments. With top-down planning in mind, we describe our hierarchical models especially designed for location of community health facilities, with objectives pertaining to both efficiency and equity of provision. As an additional case study, we present modelling of the location of a maximal number of self-sustainable primary healthcare workers in a rural region of India.

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Published date: 16 March 2009
Keywords: OR in developing countries, location, OR in health
Organisations: Operational Research

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Local EPrints ID: 149835
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/149835
ISSN: 0377-2217
PURE UUID: 95ecfdf8-7b8e-4ed1-9308-a59a5120b9a5
ORCID for Honora K. Smith: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4974-3011

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Date deposited: 04 May 2010 08:46
Last modified: 23 Jul 2022 01:55

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Author: Honora K. Smith ORCID iD
Author: Paul R. Harper
Author: Chris N. Potts
Author: Ann Thyle

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