‘Good health at low cost’ 25 years on: What makes a successful health system?
November 14, 2011
This book provides many immediate lessons for those seeking to strengthen health systems in low and middle income countries.
-Peter Piot, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Why do some low and middle income countries manage to achieve good health outcomes while others fail? What factors drive improvements in the health system and in access to primary health care? How can we act on the social determinants of health in cash-strapped economies?
These questions are as relevant today as they were in 1985 when the Rockefeller Foundation published what was to become a seminal report Â– Good health at low cost. The report explored why some poor countries achieved better health outcomes than others, making Good health at low cost essential read for health systems decision- and policy-makers alike.
This new edition of Good health at low cost 25 years on draws on a series of new case studies from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan, Tamil Nadu and Thailand providing fresh insights into the role of effective institutions, innovation and country ownership in catalysing improvements in health.
New challenges such as increasing urbanisation, a growing private sector and an upsurge in non-communicable diseases suggest that both learning from the past and new thinking are required to strengthen health systems. This edition provides both and is a vital resource for academics, policy-makers and practitioners grappling with how to improve health in low and middle income countries.
Edited by Dina Balabanova, Martin McKee and Anne Mills
Download the book here…
Listen to the podcast interview with the authors here…
Download the policy brief here…
More information about the book, policy briefs, videos and interviews will be posted on this website http://ghlc.lshtm.ac.uk/ between now and December 2011. You can also join our blog space and via Twitter (@healthatlowcost).
A limited number of free hard copies of the book are available, please contact Rachel.Miles@lshtm.ac.uk if you are interested.
“This book shows, with clear-headed argument and solid data,that good health for all is indeed affordable even in todayÂ’s difficult economic times…A bracing tonic for the disenchanted and apathetic, and an absolute must read for health policy-makers and practitioners!”
-Gita Sen, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
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