Volume 10 Supplement 1

Scaling-up health services in low- and middle-income settings


Edited by Kara Hanson, Susan Cleary, Helen Schneider, Sripen Tantivess and Lucy Gilson

  1. Research

    Attracting and retaining health workers in rural areas: investigating nurses’ views on rural posts and policy interventions

    Kenya has bold plans for scaling up priority interventions nationwide, but faces major human resource challenges, with a lack of skilled workers especially in the most disadvantaged rural areas.

    Kethi Mullei, Sandra Mudhune, Jackline Wafula, Eunice Masamo, Michael English, Catherine Goodman, Mylene Lagarde and Duane Blaauw

    BMC Health Services Research 2010 10(Suppl 1):S1

    Published on: 2 July 2010

  2. Research

    Financing equitable access to antiretroviral treatment in South Africa

    While South Africa spends approximately 7.4% of GDP on healthcare, only 43% of these funds are spent in the public system, which is tasked with the provision of care to the majority of the population including...

    Susan Cleary and Di McIntyre

    BMC Health Services Research 2010 10(Suppl 1):S2

    Published on: 2 July 2010

  3. Research

    Improving the evidence base of Markov models used to estimate the costs of scaling up antiretroviral programmes in resource-limited settings

    Despite concerns about affordability and sustainability, many models of the lifetime costs of antiretroviral therapy (ART) used in resource limited settings are based on data from small research cohorts, toget...

    Rory Leisegang, Gary Maartens, Michael Hislop, Leon Regensberg and Susan Cleary

    BMC Health Services Research 2010 10(Suppl 1):S3

    Published on: 2 July 2010

  4. Research

    Scaling up cervical cancer screening in the midst of human papillomavirus vaccination advocacy in Thailand

    Screening tests for cervical cancer are effective in reducing the disease burden. In Thailand, a Pap smear program has been implemented throughout the country for 40 years. In 2008 the Ministry of Public Healt...

    Jomkwan Yothasamut, Choenkwan Putchong, Teera Sirisamutr, Yot Teerawattananon and Sripen Tantivess

    BMC Health Services Research 2010 10(Suppl 1):S5

    Published on: 2 July 2010

  5. Research

    A pharmacy too far? Equity and spatial distribution of outcomes in the delivery of subsidized artemisinin-based combination therapies through private drug shops

    Millions of individuals with malaria-like fevers purchase drugs from private retailers, but artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs), the only effective treatment in regions with high levels of resistanc...

    Justin M Cohen, Oliver Sabot, Kate Sabot, Megumi Gordon, Isaac Gross, David Bishop, Moses Odhiambo, Yahya Ipuge, Lorrayne Ward, Alex Mwita and Catherine Goodman

    BMC Health Services Research 2010 10(Suppl 1):S6

    Published on: 2 July 2010

  6. Research

    Importance of strategic management in the implementation of private medicine retailer programmes: case studies from three districts in Kenya

    The home-management of malaria strategy seeks to improve prompt and effective anti-malarial drug use through the informal sector, with a potential channel being the Private Medicine Retailers (PMRs). Previous ...

    Timothy Abuya, Abdinasir Amin, Sassy Molyneux, Willis Akhwale, Vicki Marsh and Lucy Gilson

    BMC Health Services Research 2010 10(Suppl 1):S7

    Published on: 2 July 2010