|News of 23 June 2009|
Contracting between faith-based and public health sector in Sub-Saharan Africa: An ongoing crisis?
Medicus Mundi International Network study
Cameroon, Tanzania, Chad, UgandaMMI | “In spite of the wide variety of contexts and experiences of the included cases, a study conducted for the Medicus Mundi International Network by the ITM Antwerpshow that contracting between the State and faith-based district health sector has run into great difficulties. To make matters worse, there is no general awareness of the crisis, certainly not among the public sector actors. Unless correcting measures are taken, this almost hidden crisis risks to jeopardize in the medium-term the important contribution which the faith-based facilities make to the provision of care in Africa.”