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AFRICAN JOURNAL OF HEALTH ECONOMICS - Volume 1 Issue 1, December 2012

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HOW SHOULD WE TRACK PROGRESS TOWARD UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE IN LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES ?

Author: Chris Atim, Hong Wang

Category: Review & Research

Abstract:

The is article discusses the growing international interest in universal health coverage in the context of low income countries and the problems of tracking progress towards this goalas defined by the World Health Organization(WHO). It is argued that the resource constraints of such countries mean that only partial approaches to universal health coverage are being implemented. To ensure that the various partial approaches are in fact moving towards the universal health coverage goal, a framework or guidelines for monitoring progress towards achievement of all the dimensions stated in the WHO definitionis needed. The paper discusses the key issues involved in monitoring such progress and proposes areas that require special attention, as well as policy issues that arise, in tracking progress towards the goal of universal coverage.

DOI URL: http://doi.org/10.35202/AJHE.2012.1101