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Volume 15 Supplement 3

User Fee Exemption Policies

Research

Edited by Supplement coordinators : Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan and Valéry Ridde. Guest Editors : Bart Criel, Werner Soors and Fahdi Dkhimi.

The publication of this supplement was funded by a grant from International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa, Canada. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

Articles in this supplement have been modified from chapters in the book Une politique publique de santé et ses contradictions. La gratuité des soins au Burkina Faso, au Mali et au Niger, J.-P. Olivier de Sardan and V. Ridde (eds), 2014, Karthala, Paris, with the permission of the publisher.

The data and analysis presented in this special issue result from research funded by IDRC (International Development Research Centre, Canada) and AFD (Agence Francaise de Developpement) on the basis of a proposal submitted by LASDEL (Laboratoire d’etudes et de recherches sur les dynamiques sociales et le developpement local, Niamey, Niger) and CRCHUM (Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l’Universite de Montreal, Canada), with the collaboration of IRSS (Institut de recherche en sciences de la sante, CNRST, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso) and Miseli (Bamako, Mali).

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    Authors: Fahdi Dkhimi, Werner Soors and Bart Criel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2015 15(Suppl 3):I1

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    During the last ten years, Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger have opted for selective user fee exemption policies, while remaining within the general framework of cost recovery. But they have each developed their o...

    Authors: Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan and Valéry Ridde

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2015 15(Suppl 3):S2

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    This research on user fee removal in three African countries is located at the interface of public policy analysis and health systems research. Public policy analysis has gradually become a vast and multifacet...

    Authors: Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan and Valéry Ridde

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2015 15(Suppl 3):S3

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    Our research programme on fee exemption policies in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger involved sensitive topics with strong ideological and political connotations for the decision-makers, for health-workers, and fo...

    Authors: Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2015 15(Suppl 3):S4

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    Free healthcare obviously works when a partner from abroad supplies a health centre or a health district with medicines and funding on a regular basis, provides medical, administrative and managerial training,...

    Authors: Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan, Aïssa Diarra, Félix Yaouaga Koné, Maurice Yaogo and Roger Zerbo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2015 15(Suppl 3):S5

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    The use of mixed methods (combining quantitative and qualitative data) is developing in a variety of forms, especially in the health field. Our own research has adopted this perspective from the outset. We hav...

    Authors: Valéry Ridde and Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2015 15(Suppl 3):S7

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