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  • Restructuring health care: tracking the decentralization debate
  • Decentralization ; Democracy ; Health ; Health policy ; Medical services ; Organization ; Participation ; Research
  • One of the commonest measures being introduced in low-and-middle-income countries to meet both economic and political goals of health sector reform is the decentralized management of health services. The literature on this topic does not contain
  • Localities for epidemiological monitoring and health policy
  • Accessibility ; England ; Epidemiology ; Health ; Health policy ; Indicator ; Infant mortality ; Locality ; London ; Medical services ; Service ; United Kingdom
  • The impetus behind locality arrangements in Health Districts in the UK is discussed in terms of recent reform of the structure of health services. Implications for needs assessment and resource allocation are considered. The advantages of using
  • The spatial pattern of health facilities in Saudi Arabia : development and planning
  • Health ; Hospital ; Medical service ; Medicine ; Planning ; Regional disparities ; Saudi Arabia ; Services
  • This paper attempts to determine how far the national policy objectives of health services have been accomplished, and to identify the problems that may exist in the distribution of health facilities in the country.
  • The relevance of a government framework to environmental health in South Africa
  • Cape Province ; Cape Town ; Community ; Government intervention ; Health ; Organization ; Participation ; South Africa
  • Urban environmental health policy is increasingly adopting a governance framework. However, there has been insufficient consideration of the factors which influence the interactions between civil society and government and that define governance
  • . A study in Cape Town sought to explore these issues, notably between health and sanitation, within societies in transition. - (AJC)
  • Fit for purpose ? Welfare reform and challenges for health and labour market policy in the UK
  • Behaviour ; Disability ; Health ; Labour market ; Policy ; Reform ; United Kingdom ; Welfare
  • The paper provides an extensive review of the most recent evidence to identify factors driving the rise in the number of people claiming sickness/incapacity benefits and assesses whether current policy is fit for purpose.
  • Regional inequalities in the hungarian health system
  • Health ; Health policy ; Hungary ; Medical service ; Regional disparities ; Social policy
  • Female leadership and sexual health policy in Argentina
  • Argentina ; Feminism ; Health ; Health policy ; Legislation ; Political geography ; Reform ; Sexuality ; Woman
  • This article uses the case study of sexual health reform in Argentina to explore the leadership and coalition-building activities of key political actors. First, it demonstrates that women’s inclusion, even at high percentages, generates statutory
  • change only when specific leaders build momentum for reform through issue networks and diverse coalitions. Second, that leaders must mobilize ressources within civil society and across government branches to ensure that successful policies are enacted
  • Health ; Health policy ; Locality ; Management ; Medical geography ; Medical services
  • The AA. begin with a discussion of the role of locality in health planning. Next they consider the limited literature in medical geography which has taken a more overtly theoretical perspective on the role of locality. They consider the extent
  • Jurisdictional partitioning, distribution policies and the spatial structure of health-care provision in Nigeria
  • Air pollution, human health and public policy.
  • The delivery of family planning services in Egypt with particular reference to population policy and health care planning
  • Urban policy : the victory of form over substance ?
  • Community ; Competition ; Local policy ; Partnership ; Social policy ; United Kingdom ; Urban administration ; Urban development ; Urban policy
  • given added emphasis to form and structure at the expense of social policies for poverty, education, health, dependency and unemployment in the cities.
  • Looking at urban regeneration or inner-city policy from the point of view of a social policy analyst, one is struck by how much of the literature on the subject originates with geographers and how much this seems to have coloured the debate. It has
  • [b1] Dep. of Social Policy and Social Science, Univ., Egham, Royaume-Uni
  • Health and health care in South Africa : the challenge for a majority ruled state
  • Health ; Health policy ; Medical service ; Rural development ; Social reproduction ; South Africa
  • Environmental health and vulnerable populations in Canada : mapping an integrated equity-focused research agenda
  • Canada ; Environment ; Environmental health ; Epistemology ; Health ; Methodology ; Multivariate analysis ; Policy ; Research ; Vulnerability
  • [b1] Centre for Population Health Promotion Research, Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • [b2] Dept. of Public Health Sciences , Univ., Toronto, Canada
  • Multidimensional inequalities in health care distribution in provincial China : a case study of Henan province
  • China ; Core-periphery ; Health ; Health system ; Henan ; Medical services ; Reform ; Regional disparities ; Rural area ; Spatial analysis ; Spatial distribution ; Urban area
  • , and local economic development on health care distribution. The results illustrate that urban-rural and core-periphery gaps in Henan are still significant even though health care reforms and recent provincial policies have improved the access of rural
  • The paper has two objectives: (1) examining the multi-scale health care inequality in Henan from two dimensions, urban-rural and core-periphery and (2) revealing the spatial effects of China's mul-tiple transitions, provincial development strategies
  • and peripheral areas to health care. Health care inequality is sensitive to geographical scale and clustering, and spatial patterns of health care are shaped by the interwoven forces at national, provincial, and local scales.
  • Social policy in poor countries
  • Decentralization ; Developing countries ; Planning ; Social policy ; Social service ; Welfare state
  • formulation. This policy is defined as public actions that protect the vulnerable and poor from adverse changes in the quality of life, especially in the provision of health, education, and housing.
  • The topics coveres include privatization, decentralization, debt and development, natural and civil disasters, and social insurance. This selective approach aims to highlight how governments have responded to the pressures of social policy
  • Controlling HIV/AIDS in Ireland: the implications for health policy of some epidemic forecasts
  • AIDS ; Diffusion ; Epidemic ; Health ; Ireland ; Model ; Probability ; Risk ; Sexual behaviour ; Simulation
  • Local autonomy, national policy and global imperatives : sex work and HIV/AIDS in Cebu City, Philippines
  • AIDS ; Health ; Philippines ; Regulation ; Sexual behaviour
  • The paper contributes to cultural critiques of AIDS prevention policies through examining debates about mandatory HIV blood screening for women in Cebu City's sex industry during 1993. These debates were inspired by the Department of Health policy
  • Social policy and the construction of need : a critical examination of the geography of needs assessments for low-income women's health
  • Geographies of women's health
  • Health ; Living standard ; Medical services ; Needs assessment ; Ohio ; Poverty ; Social assistance ; Social indicators ; Social inequality ; Social policy ; Social service ; United States of America ; Welfare ; Woman
  • Assessing women's understandings of health in rural Papua New Guinea : implications for health policy and practice
  • AIDS ; Cultural studies ; Disease ; Gender ; Health ; Health policy ; Papua New Guinea ; Societal relations ; Violence ; Vulnerability ; Woman
  • [b1] Centre for International Health, Curtin Univ. of Technology, Perth, Australie