- Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, Principal Investigator Dr Tolib Mirzoev
- Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, Principal Investigator Dr Jean-Pierre Unger
The health systems of many low- to middle-income countries are changing. The old assumptions of a dominant public health system alongside a smaller private sector are being challenged in many countries, making it essential that we assess, understand and apply concepts of governance in different contexts.
HESVIC aims to investigate regulation as it relates to wider governance of health systems in the area of maternal health in Vietnam (PDF), India and China. We aim to support policy decisions in these countries and beyond. Specific project objectives were:
Different qualitative and quantitative methods were used. The project included seven work-packages (WPs). WP1 was devoted to developing methodology (details here (PDF) and here (PDF)); WPs 2–4 included data collection and analyses in the three countries, followed by comparative analysis in WP5; WP6 was devoted to knowledge management and capacity strengthening and WP7 comprised project coordination and management.
The results are helping us understand the principles and practices of regulation in the field of maternal health in Vietnam (PDF), India (PDF) and China (PDF) (see China summary (PDF)) and recommendations for policymakers and other key actors on improving regulation.
The comparative report can be accessed here.
The HESVIC report is also available in Vietnamese (PDF).
Our results are also available in Mandarin and Vietnamese as well as English in India.
HESVIC Chinese study (PDF)
China Emergency Obstetric Care (PDF)
Vietnam Emergency Obstetric Care 1, Vietnam Emergency Obstetric Care 2
India Emergency Obstetric Care (PDF)
China Grievance Redressal
China Antenatal Care (PDF)
Vietnam Antenatal Care 1,Vietnam Antenatal Care 2
India Abortion (PDF)
Other summaries can be found below:
China Quality of Prenatal Diagnosis (PDF)
China Grievance Redressal English (PDF)
Vietnam Emergency Obstetric Care English (PDF)
India Emergency Obstetric Care Poster
HESVIC Consortium comprises six partner institutions from different countries:
The Consortium benefited from the participation of Country Research Advisory Groups in each study country in refining research focus and raising awareness and communication of project results.
The potential impact of the project will include improved practices of regulation in the field of maternal health and beyond in the three countries, thereby improving the health of billions of people. See our International policy brief (PDF) for more details.You can also watch a film where HESVIC researchers explain what we learnt during the project.