Krishna Hort

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Briefing paper

20 May 2013

Health systems in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in the Asia-Pacific region can be characterised as mixed public-private systems, with common features such as blurred boundaries between public and private sectors, low government investment in public services and ineffectual policies and institutions for regulating...

Working paper

9 Mar 2012

In the context of the World Health Organisation identifying the commercialisation of hospitals as a key challenge for health systems, this paper summarises the results of studies of the non-state hospital sector in Vietnam.

Some commentators have linked the growth of the private sector...


11 Sep 2011

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are becoming an increasing major health and socio-economic concern in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs). The World Health Organization estimates that NCDs accounted for 63 per cent of global mortality in 2008, 80 per cent of which was in LMICs.

Experiences of high-income...

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