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Global Maternal Health Conference 2013

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Moderator: Marge Koblinsky, USAID

Does health care financing reform increase quality and equity in maternal health services? A study in Ethiopia
Devi Nair, Jimma University, Ethiopia

Financial incentives are relatively new to health care programs and thus peer reviewed articles are not prevalent. Presenters report on the successes and challenges of their own programs. As there is only one of two videos available for this presentation, only Nair’s presentation on Ethiopia is available. Nair described the difficulties of implementing health care financing reform, especially in those areas which are not close to the capital. As the reform only spends 7% of health expenditures on maternal and newborn care, she found great gaps in services available, in addition to high out of pocket expenditures.

Improving health worker performance using a voucher system in eastern Uganda
John Bua, Makerere University School of Public Health

Community participation for improved quality for maternal, newborn and child health care
Emmanuel Kenyi, Africa Medical and Research Foundation, South Sudan

Financial incentives to improve quality of maternal care? Current evidence and future needs
Kathleen Hill, USAID Health Care Improvement Project, University Research Company

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