The Developing Role of the Private Sector in Health Care and Provision of Drugs
(1994; 20 pages) [French]


As privatization policies are implemented in the health sector in developing countries, increasing concern has been expressed by public health specialists and government administrations on the potential consequences from greater involvement of the private sector in provision of drugs. These could include economic and geographical inequities, higher drug costs and inadequate attention to regulatory control and quality assurance.

The document focuses on two regions of the developing world: Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America...

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