Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 84, Number 11, November 2006, 841-920

SPECIAL THEME ISSUE: CONTRACTING AND HEALTH SERVICES

IN THIS MONTH'S BULLETIN

Public-private partnerships for hospitals; Community health insurance in Burkina Faso; Regulating contracting in Chad, Madagascar and Senegal; Interview: contracting and health; Countries test new ways to finance health care; Public health classic: Rousseau's Social Contract

EDITORIALS

Use of contracting in public health
- David Evans

The determinants of policy effectiveness
- Christopher C Potter & Jennifer Harries

NEWS

News

Countries test new ways to finance health care; Pakistan, Afghanistan look to women to improve health care; Maternal health care wins district vote in Uganda

WHO News

Interview: Contracting and health; Recent news from WHO

RESEARCH

Community health insurance in Burkina Faso
- Manuela De Allegri et al.

POLICY & PRACTICE

Different approaches to contracting in health systems
- Jean Perrot

Outsourcing health services in countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region
- Sameen Siddiqi, Tayyeb Imran Masud, & Belgacem Sabri

Private providers in tuberculosis control
- Knut Lönnroth, Mukund Uplekar, & Léopold Blanc

Performance-based financing: Rwanda
- Robert Soeters, Christian Habineza, & Peter Bob Peerenboom

Privately financed hospitals
- Martin McKee, Nigel Edwards, & Rifat Atun

Regulating contracting practices
- Abatcha Kadaï et al.

PUBLIC HEALTH REVIEW

Maternal mortality
- Diana Gil-González, Mercedes Carrasco-Portiño, & Maria Teresa Ruiz

ROUND TABLE

Is contracting a form of privatization?
- Jean Perrot
Commentaries: Jacky Matthonat, Viroj Tangcharoensathien

PERSPECTIVES

Health impact assessment and health promotion
- Robert Bos

PUBLIC HEALTH CLASSIC

Du Contrat social
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Commentary: Rousseau’s “social contract”: contracting ahead of its time?
- Guy Carrin

LETTERS

Health care patents and the interests of patients
- Rita Luthra

BOOKS & ELECTRONIC MEDIA

Reaching the poor: a way forward in reducing health inequalities
- Sharon Friel


Acknowledgement: Jean Perrot and Ian G. Neil coordinated the special theme

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