A systematic review of strategies to increase access to health services among children in low and middle income countries
Universal Health Coverage is widely endorsed as the pivotal goal in global health, however substantial barriers to accessing health services for children in low and middle-income countries exist. Failure to access healthcare is an important contributor to child mortality in these settings. Demand side interventions included: educational programmes, text messages, and financial or other incentives. Interventions that delivered services at or closer to home and text messages were in general associated with a significant improvement in relevant outcomes. There are some intervention areas that seem to show encouraging trends including text message reminders and delivery of services at or close to home.