9781137500144

Global Politics of Health Reform in Africa Performance, Participation, and Policy

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    9781137500144

  • ISBN10:

    113750014X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-12-02
  • Publisher: Palgrave Pivot
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Summary

Global Politics of Health Reform in Africa is about how participation and performance (also known as results based funding) are used to shape health reform in African countries and the role of African actors, global policy elites and international donors within these processes. Drawing on extensive qualitative research with African actors in South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia, and global health institutions such as the World Bank, WHO and Global Fund in Geneva and Washington DC, this book is a must read for policy makers, practitioners and researchers interested in the politics of health system reform, the problems of performance and results based financing, and the ability of African actors to shape African health system reform. It will be of interest to students and academics working in the fields of: Global Health Governance and Health Policy, Global Governance, Development, and Africa and International Politics.

Author Biography

Amy Barnes is Lecturer in International Health Policy and Management in the School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK. Her teaching and research work is at the disciplinary interface between public health, public policy, management, development studies and politics.
 
Garrett Wallace Brown is Reader in Global Ethics and Global Health Policy in the Department of Politics, University of Sheffield, UK. His research areas include political theory, international relations, international law and global health.
 
Sophie Harman is Reader in International Politics in the School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary University of London, UK, where she teaches and conducts research into the political economy of global health governance.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Global Politics of Health Reform in Africa
2. The Performance-Based Funding Debate
3. The Politics of Performance-Based Funding
4.The Politics of Participation
5. Conclusion

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