IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services


July 25, 2017 Americas

Providing primary health care through integrated microfinance and health services in Latin America

The simultaneous burdens of communicable and chronic non-communicable diseases cause significant morbidity and mortality in middle-income countries. Integrating health-related services with microfinance has been shown to improve health knowledge, behaviors, and access to appropriate health care. However, limited evidence is available on effects of fully integrating clinical health service delivery alongside microfinance services through large scale and sustained long-term programs, so this study analyze descriptive reports and administrative data for measures related to improving access to primary health services and management of chronic diseases. 

Social Science & Medicine