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You Just Have to Ask Coproduction of Primary Healthcare in Ghana and Nigeria

Mary S. Mangai () and Michiel S. Vries
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Mary S. Mangai: University of Pretoria
Michiel S. Vries: Radboud University

Public Organization Review, 2019, vol. 19, issue 2, 273-291

Abstract: Abstract The urgent need to improve the quality of healthcare provision in developing countries such as Nigeria and Ghana is caused in part by inadequate financial support for Primary Health Centres. This article investigates whether coproduction by involving citizens, and asking citizens for their involvement, could provide a solution. The findings show that part of the solution to improving healthcare outcomes in these countries lies in the practice of collective coproduction in primary healthcare services, and that asking citizens directly to make a contribution does indeed play a role. The outcomes are based on a survey among the populations and in-depth interviews with healthcare professionals in Ghana and Nigeria.

Keywords: Coproduction; Improvement initiatives; Healthcare delivery; Health professionals; Citizen participation; Developing countries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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