Understanding the impact of user fees on gender in Tanzania

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Thomas, Stephen en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Budlender, Debbie en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Rwechungura, Assumpta D en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-09T15:51:53Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-09T15:51:53Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Rwechungura, A. 2003. Understanding the impact of user fees on gender in Tanzania. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9444
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 104-115. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract In 1993 the government of Tanzania introduced user fees in health care services. The poor, children under five, Maternal and Child Health/Family Planning and maternity services are among the groups exempted from fees. However, it is observed that the fee exemption system in public health facilites is not functioning. According to the media and gender activists, the introduction of user fees in primary health care services was reported to have impacted negatively on vulnerable groups, particularly poor women. This study aims at exploring how user fees for health care impacted on poor Tanzanian women. In order to have a clear understanding of the issues, the study establishes the impact of user fees on poor women as perceived by poor women in urban and rural areas, and by key stakeholders involved in user fee policy development. Further, the study looks at efforts made by diferent stakeholders to take into account a gender perspective in the design and implementation of the policy. Finally, the study examines whether the policy process took into consideration the potential negative effects on poor women after its implementation. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Health Economics en_ZA
dc.title Understanding the impact of user fees on gender in Tanzania en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Health Economics Unit en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MPH en_ZA
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