- Start date: 1st April 2020
- End date: 30th September 2023
- Partners and collaborators: University of Leeds, Hanoi University of Public Health, Ghana Health Service, University of Ghana, University of Melbourne
Funders: Joint MRC / ESRC / DFID / Wellcome Health Systems Research Initiative
Improving health systems responsiveness to neglected health needs of vulnerable groups in Ghana and Vietnam
The socio-economic growth in many low and middle-income countries (LMICs) has resulted in more available – though not equitably accessible - healthcare. Such growth has also increased demands from citizens for their health systems to be more responsive to their health needs. Responsiveness, a key goal of any national health system is “…when institutions… are cognisant and respond appropriately to the universally legitimate expectations of individuals... safeguarding of rights of patients to adequate… care” (de Silva, 2000; p.3) and its improvement is the focus of our study.