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May 16, 2018

The impact of cash transfers on social determinants of health and health inequalities in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review

Region: Africa Scientific publication Empowering and engaging people and communities, Strengthening governance and accountability, Creating an enabling environment Source: Health Policy and Planning

Cash transfers (CTs) are now high on the agenda of most governments in low-and middle- income countries. Within the field of health promotion, CTs constitute a healthy public policy initiative as they have the potential to address the social determinants of health and health inequalities. A systematic review was conducted to synthesise the evidence on CTs´impacts on social determinants of health and health inequalities in sub-Saharan Africa, and to identify the barriers and facilitators of effective CTs.