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dc.contributor.authorHarpham, Trudy*
dc.contributor.authorPepperall, Jane*
dc.contributor.editorEade, Deborahen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T09:45:06Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T09:45:06Zen
dc.date.issued1994-05-01en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/096145249100077621en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/130149en
dc.description<p>While there is considerable documented experience of decentralising health services in rural areas of developing countries, the decentralisation of health services in the urban context is rarely analysed. Urban development literature usually fails to address health issues, while the literature on the decentralisation of health services tends to ignore the urban sector. This article addresses the relationship between a Ministry of Health and a City Council, and identifies key issues to consider in the decentralisation of urban health activities: roles and responsibilities; legislation; coordination and communication; and resource constraints. The case-study from Maseru, Lesotho, highlights aspects of planning which need to be considered by national and local governments which are trying to strengthen urban health activities by decentralisation.</p><p>This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis.</p>en
dc.format.extent8en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/decentralising-urban-health-activities-in-developing-countries-130149
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.subjectHealth
dc.titleDecentralising urban health activities in developing countriesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryLesothoen
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
oxfam.subject.keywordUrban
oxfam.subject.keywordHealth promotion
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment in Practice Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordDiP
prism.number2en
prism.volume4en
dc.year.issuedate1994en
dc.year.issuedate1994en


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