An innovative approach to rural health care in Nepal: Combining community based primary health care, microfinance, and health insurance
Learning Areas:Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related research
Evaluate a novel approach of rural health care in Nepal combining community based primary health care, microfinance and health insurance, in terms of 1. Implementation feasibility 2. Health care utilization 3. Health service seeking behaviour 4. Financial viability
Keyword(s): Community-Based Health Care, Insurance-Related Barriers
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I was the principal investigator of this research and was involved primarily in developing the concept, implementing, supervising and then later on analyzing the information obtained. I have been leading the Department of Community Programs at Dhulikhel Hospital since 2006. Since then I have been involved in developing innovative approaches to rural health care in Nepal. Currently I am also a PhD student in the Department of Epidemiology at University of Washington.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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