Since the publication of the 2004 World Development Report a range of different attempts have been made to make the design, prioritisation and delivery of health services more accountable to different stakeholders. However, complex politics and power dynamics can limit or skew people's abilities to access services or hold them to account, particularly for poor and marginalized people.
This month (May 2018), the Institute of Development Studies, in collaboration with Future Health Systems, the Impact Initiative, the Open Society Foundations, and Unequal Voices, publishes a new edition of the IDS Bulletin focusing on ‘Accountability for Health Equity’, which places relationships of power at the centre of our understanding of how health systems function – or don’t – for all levels of society. The issue includes draws on research enabled by the ESRC-DFID strategic partnership.
Accountability for Health Webinar on 17 May 2018
- Erica Nelson, IDS, UK – lead editor of Accountability for Health Equity: Galvanising a Movement for Universal Health Coverage
- Denise Namburete, N'weti Health Communication, Mozambique. She also leads the Mozambican study of the ESRC-DFID funded project Unequal Voices: The Politics of Accountability for Health Equity in Brazil and Mozambique.
- Walter Flores, Centre for the Study of Equity in Governance in Health Systems, Guatemala
About the IDS Bulletin on Accountability for Health Equity
This article was first published on the IDS website on 3rd May 2018.