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This one-day Symposium will be a dialogue between researchers, implementers, donors, and policy makers. Our goal is to move forward discussions on the performance of health markets in low and middle income countries and of interventions aimed at improving this performance.

The Symposium will be held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Bayside, Level 2,  Sydney, Australia on 6 July 2013, before the formal iHEA Congress kicks off.


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There will be a participation fee separate to the registration for the iHEA Congress. A limited number of scholarships for participation will be made available by the meeting sponsors, please do get in touch to find out more. You do not have to register for the International Health Economics Association conference in order to come to the Symposium. 

Presentations from the 2013 Symposium

SessionPresentersTitle
1a - Good, bad or indistinguishable: Quality of care and innovations in the private sector  Raman Sohal, Kate Mossman Performance masurement in low- and middle-income countries: Developing credible and feasible measures to evaluate innovative private sector programs 
1a - Good, bad or indistinguishable: Quality of care and innovations in the private sector  Yen Thi Kim Le Demand side financing to increase access to sexual reproductive health and family planning services amongst youth, migrant workers and low income women in Vietnam 
1b - Building institutions for influencing private sector performance Han Win Htat A Total Market Approach for condoms in Myanmar: How the private, socially marketed, and public sectors can work together for a sustainable future for HIV prevention 
1b - Building institutions for influencing private sector performance Oanh Tran Thi Mai  Performance of private providers towards primary health care services in rural areas of Vietnam and gaps for interventions 
1b - Building institutions for influencing private sector performance Shakil Ahmed  Strengthening community-based maternal health care delivery systems in Thakurgoan district of Bangladesh: Promising public-private partnerships 
1b - Building institutions for influencing private sector performance  Jane Doherty Regulating the for-profit private sector: Lessons from East and Southern Africa 
1c - Good, bad or indistinguishable: Quality of care in the private sector Nilmini Wijemanne The quality of inpatient care in Sri Lanka – how good is it and how does it differ between public and private sectors? 
1c - Good, bad or indistinguishable: Quality of care in the private sector  Camilo Cid Pedraza Clinical outcomes in hospitals with public, private not-for-profit and private for-profit ownership in Chile 2001-2010 
1c - Good, bad or indistinguishable: Quality of care in the private sector  Nilmini Wijemanne The quality of outpatient care in public and private sectors in Sri Lanka – how well do patient perceptions match reality and what are the implications? 
1c - Good, bad or indistinguishable: Quality of care in the private sector  Karen Eggleston Collaborative governance in the health systems of China and the United States 
1d - Health markets and the poor: Moving toward universal access? Zhang Yan Indicate the trends of compensation level of the National Health Insurance System by means of Total Health Expenditure: A case of China 
2a - Health markets and the poor: Moving towards universal access? Anuradha Katyal Rajiv Aarogyasri Health Insurance Scheme - health financing for the unreached population for procedures deemed expensive 
2a - Health markets and the poor: Moving towards universal access?  San San Aye Role of private sector in Myanmar’s health care system: Implications for health sector reform 
2a - Health markets and the poor: Moving towards universal access?  George Gotsadze Purchasing private health insurance for the poor in Georgia: Preliminary results and policy implications 
2a - Health markets and the poor: Moving towards universal access?  Emily Zimmerman Using research on the value of health microinsurance to inform product design: The case of Banrural, Guatemala 
2b - Building institutions for influencing private sector performance Lucy Kanya Spending on quality: Use of voucher revenue at accredited facilities in Kenya 
2b - Building institutions for influencing private sector performance Chen Gao Patient satisfaction for health care: Does ownership matter? 
2c - Good, bad or indistinguishable: Quality of care in the private sector Ilana Ron Levey Estimating the effects of financial and non-financial incentives on private sector health worker motivation: A national study in Malawi 
2c - Good, bad or indistinguishable: Quality of care in the private sector  Chengxiang Tang  Differences in length of stay and medical cost between public and private hospitals in China 
2c - Good, bad or indistinguishable: Quality of care in the private sector  Minki Chatterji Mobile phone messages to increase prescription of Zinc by private sector Chemical Sellers in Ghana – A randomized controlled trial 
2c - Good, bad or indistinguishable: Quality of care in the private sector  Minki Chatterji What is the impact of evidence-based medicine (EBM) on family planning providers’ knowledge, attitudes, and practice behaviors? A randomized experiment in Jordan 
2d - Equity Nirali Chakraborty Measuring Equity- Without Tears: Aligning equity measures across organizations 
2d - Equity David Hotchkiss  Does an expansion of private sector provision of facility-based deliveries increase horizontal inequity in service use?: Evidence from Nepal and Bangladesh 
2d - Equity Suneeta Sharma Scaling-up proven public private partnership models to achieve family planning equity goals in India 
2d - Equity Rubana Islam  Who serves the poor? 
3a - Good, bad, or indistinguishable: Quality of care in the private sector  Anna Y. De La Cruz The impact of Clinical Social Franchising on health services in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review 
3a - Good, bad, or indistinguishable: Quality of care in the private sector Raman Sohal, Kate Mossman Maternal, newborn, and child health: Exploring and evaluating private sector innovations in low- and middle-income countries 
3a - Good, bad, or indistinguishable: Quality of care in the private sector  Douglas Johnson Conducting censuses of private health facility: Lessons from ten countries 
3a - Good, bad, or indistinguishable: Quality of care in the private sector Zachary Wagner  Private sector provision of oral rehydration for child Diarrhea in Sub-Saharan Africa 
3b - The evolution of the global health marketplace: Implications for health systems  Krishna Hort The role of the private sector in contributing to public health service goals: ideology or evidence? 
3b - The evolution of the global health marketplace: Implications for health systems  Andreasta Meliala The geographic distribution of specialist doctors in a mixed public- private system: Regulatory challenges for Indonesia 
3c - Paying for private care: The private sector and health financing  Kameko Nichols Review of innovative methods to finance capital investment in transportation and align PPP incentives to improve health care delivery in The Gambia 
3c - Paying for private care: The private sector and health financing  Lipika Ahuja Private capital investment in primary care - a study of three equity financed primary care chains in India 
3c - Paying for private care: The private sector and health financing Eric Keuffel Price differentiation in low- and middle-income pharmaceutical markets 
3d - Paying for private care: The private sector and health financing  Ilana Ron Levey Reducing the cost of private sector ARVs in Namibia: A means to increase access 
3d - Paying for private care: The private sector and health financing  Kara Hanson Retail pricing of antimalarial drugs under the Affordable Medicines Facility – malaria: Exploring the effect of an innovative approach to financing antimalarials in the private sector to improve equity and increase access 
3d - Paying for private care: The private sector and health financing  Kristian Schultz Hansen Willingness-to-pay for a rapid malaria diagnostic test and artemisinin-based combination therapy from private drug shops in Mukono district, Uganda 
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