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By Ashwin Desai, Goolam Vahed

ISBN-10: 1869142551

ISBN-13: 9781869142551

"In 1960, apartheid's planners created the 'Indian' township of Chatworth, evicting humans from tested neighbourhoods round Durban and forcibly settling them into the grid of a latest racial ghetto. Making domestic inside this structure of exclusion, alongside streets with no names, tens of hundreds of thousands of recent citizens start construction new lives and new groups, constructing an city house with a special cultural  Read more...

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The total cost can be disaggregated into the direct costs (such as fees charged for health care), indirect costs (such as the cost of transportation and food) and opportunity costs (such as time away from work). The absolute cost of seeking care may be lower for the poor than the non-poor. But, as a share of non-food expenditure, the relative cost of seeking healthcare is higher for the poor than the non-poor. 145 The opportunity cost is likewise greater for the poor. This is because the poor often earn Figure 15: Share of persons with health insurance by income quintile, Viet Nam 100 30 80 25 60 20 40 15 20 10 0 5 Fourth 0 Richest Cambodia, 2000 Philippines, 1998 Poorest quintile Viet Nam, 2000 Richest quintile Source: Gwatkin D.

Manila, World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2001. , Liu Y. , eds. Challenging inequities in health: from ethics to action. New York, Oxford University Press, 2001. Nam illustrate this inverse relationship between income and access to health care (measured by inpatient admission rate and length of stay). Inequalities in access to health care arise from a number of financial and non-financial barriers that delay and prevent the poor from accessing health services. These barriers are considered below.

Pro-poor health strategies designed to reduce health-related risks faced by the poor, to ensure the poor benefit from health care services and to prevent further impoverishment arising from the cost of services can protect poor people from many of the impoverishing effects of illhealth. At a national level, such interventions can lead to greater economic growth, through the mechanisms discussed above, and to greater poverty reduction. Equity The disproportionate burden of disease on the poor and their relatively poorer health outcomes are increasingly conceptualised in terms of inequities in health.

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