Revitalizing Health for All: Case Studies of the Struggle for Comprehensive Primary Health Care

Edited by Ronald Labonté, David Sanders, Corinne Packer, and Nikki Schaay

© 2017

The concept of Comprehensive Primary Health Care focuses on health system efforts to improve equity in health care access, community empowerment, participation of marginalized groups, and actions on the social determinants of health. Despite its existence since the late 1970s very few studies have been able to highlight the outcomes of this concept, until now.

Revitalizing Health for All examines thirteen cases of efforts to implement CPHC reforms from around the globe including Australia, Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, South Africa, and more. The findings presented in this volume originate from an international action-research set of studies that utilized triads of senior and junior researchers and knowledge users from each country’s public health system. Primary health care reform is an important policy discourse both at the national level in these countries and in the global conversations, and this volume reveals the similarities among CPHC projects in diverse national contexts. These similarities provide a rich evidence base from which future CPHC reform initiatives can draw, regardless of their country.

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Revitalizing Health for All examines thirteen cases of efforts to implement CPHC reforms from around the globe including Australia, Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, South Africa, and more.

Revitalizing Health for All: Case Studies of the Struggle for Comprehensive Primary Health Care

Edited by Ronald Labonté, David Sanders, Corinne Packer, and Nikki Schaay

© 2017

The concept of Comprehensive Primary Health Care focuses on health system efforts to improve equity in health care access, community empowerment, participation of marginalized groups, and actions on the social determinants of health. Despite its existence since the late 1970s very few studies have been able to highlight the outcomes of this concept, until now.

Revitalizing Health for All examines thirteen cases of efforts to implement CPHC reforms from around the globe including Australia, Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, South Africa, and more. The findings presented in this volume originate from an international action-research set of studies that utilized triads of senior and junior researchers and knowledge users from each country’s public health system. Primary health care reform is an important policy discourse both at the national level in these countries and in the global conversations, and this volume reveals the similarities among CPHC projects in diverse national contexts. These similarities provide a rich evidence base from which future CPHC reform initiatives can draw, regardless of their country.

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Product Details

  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Ronald Labonté is a professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and the Faculty of Health Sciences at Flinders University.


    David Sanders is a professor emeritus and founding director of the School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape.


    Corinne Packer is a senior researcher in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa.


    Nikki Schaay is a senior researcher in the School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape.
  • Table of contents

    List of Figures
    List of Tables
    Abbreviations
    Special Thanks
    Foreword

    Chapter 1
    Introduction and Background
    Ronald Labonté, David Sanders, Corinne Packer and Nikki Schaay

    Chapter 2
    Summary of CPHC Findings from the Structured Literature Review
    Ronald Labonté and Corinne Packer

    SECTION 1: INCREASING EQUITABLE ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE

    Chapter 3
    Ingkintja: The Congress Male Health Program, Alice Springs, Australia
    Clive Rosewarne, Gai Wilson and John Liddle

    Chapter 4
    Exploring the Complex Contributions of the Community-based Safe Motherhood Program to CPHC in the Democratic Republic of Congo
    Richard Bitwe Mihanda, Jean Robert Likofata and Gwendolyn J. Lusi

    Chapter 5
    Experience Implementing a Primary Health Care Program in Bogotá, Colombia
    Román Rafael Vega Romero, Paola Andrea Mosquera Méndez, Jinneth Hernández Torres and Jorge Martínez Collantes

    SECTION 2: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

    Chapter 6
    The Role of South Africa’s Government in Strengthening Community Participation
    Nonhlanhla Nxumalo, Jane Goudge and Liz Thomas

    Chapter 7
    An Assessment of the Contribution of the Community Strategy Approach to CPHC in Kenya
    Jack Buong, Clementine Gwoswar and Dan Kaseje

    Chapter 8
    Developing a CPHC Model for Bangladesh
    Taufique Joarder, Anwar Islam and Aftab Uddin

    SECTION 3: COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS

    Chapter 9
    The Contribution of Community Health Workers to the Implementation of Comprehensive Primary Health Care in Rural Settings, Iran
    Sara Javanparast, Fran Baum and Gholamreza Heidari

    Chapter 10
    The Contribution of Accredited Social Health Activists in the Implementation of CPHC in East Champaran District, India
    Anil Cherian, Vandana Kanth and Jameela George

    Chapter 11
    The Contribution of the Health Services Extension Program to Improve Coverage and Comprehensiveness of PHC Services in Southwest Ethiopia
    Sudhakar Narayan Morankar, Mirkuzie Woldie Kerie and Abera Assefa Deressa

    Chapter 12
    The Contribution of Health Extension Workers in Improving the Utilization of Maternal Health Services in Rural Areas of Tigray, Ethiopia
    Araya Abrha Medhanyie, Mark Spigt, Yohannes Kifle, Nikki Schaay, David Sanders, Roman Blanco, Geert-Jan Dinant and Yemane Berhane

    SECTION 4: GOVERNANCE AND INTERSECTORAL ACTION

    Chapter 13
    Health Care Coordination: Building CPHC in Brazil
    Patty Fidelis de Almeida, Lígia Giovanella and Berardo Augusto Nunan

    Chapter 14
    CPHC Models and Strategies in Argentina
    Mario Rovere, Ana Fuks, Analía Bertolotto, Eugenia Bagnasco and Andrea Jait

    Chapter 15
    Constructing a CPHC System in Guarjila, El Salvador: 1987-2007
    M. Argelia Dubón Abrego, Dagoberto Menjívar López, Eduardo Espinoza Fiallos and Christa Baatz

    Chapter 16
    Conclusion: Is there a Future for CPHC
    Ronald Labonté, David Sanders, Corinne Packer and Nikki Schaa

    Biographies of authors

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