Volume 11 Supplement 2

Social audit: building the community voice into health service delivery and planning

Research

Edited by Susanna Hausmann-Muela and Grace Wanjiru-Waichigo

  1. Research article

    Micro-regional planning: evidence-based community buy-in for health development in five of Mexico’s poorest rural districts

    Community participation was a core tenet of Primary Health Care as articulated in the 1970s. How this could be generated and maintained was less clear. This historical article describes development of protocol...

    Ascencio Villegas Arrizón, Neil Andersson and Robert J Ledogar

    BMC Health Services Research 2011 11(Suppl 2):S2

    Published on: 21 December 2011

  2. Research article

    Auditing Nicaragua’s anti-corruption struggle, 1998 to 2009

    Four social audits in 1998, 2003, 2006 and 2009 identified actions that Nicaragua could take to reduce corruption and public perception in primary health care and other key services.

    Jorge Arosteguí, Carlos Hernandez, Harold Suazo, Alvaro Cárcamo, Rosa Maria Reyes, Neil Andersson and Robert J Ledogar

    BMC Health Services Research 2011 11(Suppl 2):S3

    Published on: 21 December 2011

  3. Research article

    Devolution and public perceptions and experience of health services in Pakistan: linked cross sectional surveys in 2002 and 2004

    The government of Pakistan introduced devolution in 2001. Responsibility for delivery of most health services passed from provincial to district governments. Two national surveys examined public opinions, use,...

    Umaira Ansari, Anne Cockcroft, Khalid Omer, Noor MD Ansari, Amir Khan, Ubaid Ullah Chaudhry and Neil Andersson

    BMC Health Services Research 2011 11(Suppl 2):S4

    Published on: 21 December 2011

  4. Research article

    Equity in development and access to health services in the Wild Coast of South Africa: the community view through four linked cross-sectional studies between 1997 and 2007

    After election in 1994, the South African government implemented national and regional programmes, such as the Wild Coast Spatial Development Initiative (SDI), to provoke economic growth and to decrease inequi...

    Steven Mitchell and Neil Andersson

    BMC Health Services Research 2011 11(Suppl 2):S5

    Published on: 21 December 2011

  5. Research article

    Male responsibility and maternal morbidity: a cross-sectional study in two Nigerian states

    Nigeria continues to have high rates of maternal morbidity and mortality. This is partly associated with lack of adequate obstetric care, partly with high risks in pregnancy, including heavy work. We examined ...

    Neil Andersson, Khalid Omer, Dawn Caldwell, Mohammed Musa Dambam, Ahmed Yahya Maikudi, Bassey Effiong, Edet Ikpi, Etuk Udofia, Amir Khan, Umaira Ansari, Noor Ansari and Candyce Hamel

    BMC Health Services Research 2011 11(Suppl 2):S7

    Published on: 21 December 2011

  6. Research article

    Health services reform in Bangladesh: hearing the views of health workers and their professional bodies

    In Bangladesh, widespread dissatisfaction with government health services did not improve during the Health and Population Sector Programme (HPSP) reforms from 1998-2003. A 2003 national household survey docum...

    Anne Cockcroft, Deborah Milne, Marietjie Oelofsen, Enamul Karim and Neil Andersson

    BMC Health Services Research 2011 11(Suppl 2):S8

    Published on: 21 December 2011

  7. Research article

    Impact of community-based interventions on condom use in the Tłįchǫ region of Northwest Territories, Canada

    Since 2005, the Tłįchǫ Community Services Agency (TCSA) in Canada's Northwest Territories (NT) has addressed rising rates of sexually transmitted infections (STI). In 2009, STI rates in the NT were ten times h...

    Karen E Edwards, Nancy Gibson, Jim Martin, Steven Mitchell and Neil Andersson

    BMC Health Services Research 2011 11(Suppl 2):S9

    Published on: 21 December 2011

  8. Research article

    Impact of a hospital improvement initiative in Bangladesh on patient experiences and satisfaction with services: two cross-sectional studies

    The Bangladesh government implemented a pilot Hospital Improvement Initiative (HII) in five hospitals in Sylhet division between 1998 and 2003. This included management and behaviour change training for staff,...

    Khalid Omer, Anne Cockcroft and Neil Andersson

    BMC Health Services Research 2011 11(Suppl 2):S10

    Published on: 21 December 2011

  9. Research article

    Does contracting of health care in Afghanistan work? Public and service-users' perceptions and experience

    In rebuilding devastated health services, the government of Afghanistan has provided access to basic services mainly by contracting with non-government organisations (NGOs), and more recently the Strengthening...

    Anne Cockcroft, Amir Khan, Noor Md Ansari, Khalid Omer, Candyce Hamel and Neil Andersson

    BMC Health Services Research 2011 11(Suppl 2):S11

    Published on: 21 December 2011

  10. Research article

    Use of social audits to examine unofficial payments in government health services: experience in South Asia, Africa, and Europe

    Unofficial payments in health services around the world are widespread and as varied as the health systems in which they occur. We reviewed the main lessons from social audits of petty corruption in health ser...

    Sergio Paredes-Solís, Neil Andersson, Robert J Ledogar and Anne Cockcroft

    BMC Health Services Research 2011 11(Suppl 2):S12

    Published on: 21 December 2011

  11. Research article

    Reducing corruption in a Mexican medical school: impact assessment across two cross-sectional surveys

    Corruption pervades educational and other institutions worldwide and medical schools are not exempt. Empirical evidence about levels and types of corruption in medical schools is sparse. We conducted surveys i...

    Sergio Paredes-Solís, Ascensio Villegas-Arrizón, Robert J Ledogar, Verónica Delabra-Jardón, José Álvarez-Chávez, José Legorreta-Soberanis, Elizabeth Nava-Aguilera, Anne Cockcroft and Neil Andersson

    BMC Health Services Research 2011 11(Suppl 2):S13

    Published on: 21 December 2011