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Global evidence on inequities in rural health protection. New data on rural deficits in health coverage for 174 countries

Scheil-Adlung, X.; ILO
2015
World
ESS Paper Series (ILO)
English
17.04.2015
Consultations 23831 / Download 32973

Summary (English)

This paper presents global estimates on rural/urban disparities in access to health-care services. The report uses proxy indicators to assess key dimensions of coverage and access involving the core principles of universality and equity. Based on the results of the estimates, policy options are discussed to close the gaps in a multi-sectoral approach addressing issues and their root causes both within and beyond the health sector.