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By Gudrun Kochendorfer-Lucius, Boris Pleskovic

The Berlin Workshop sequence 2004 offers chosen papers from conferences held July 8-10, 2002, on the 5th annual discussion board co-hosted by means of InWEnt and the realm financial institution in coaching for the Bank's international improvement document. on the 2002 conferences, key researchers and policymakers from Europe, the U.S., and constructing international locations met to spot and brainstorm on improvement demanding situations and successes that have been later tested in-depth on this planet improvement record 2004: Making companies paintings for bad humans. This quantity provides papers from Berlin Workshop periods on supply, financing, incentives, and recommendations in carrier provision—from the views of nongovernmental organisations, the non-public quarter, and governments. The workshop investigated how nations may possibly speed up growth towards the Millennium improvement ambitions by means of making provider paintings for individuals dwelling in poverty. contributors hailed winning strategies; took a difficult examine the various disasters; and drew conclusions approximately the right way to study from either with a view to advisor policymakers, donors, and electorate on how you can increase the supply of simple providers: healthiness, schooling, and water. during this quantity: Introductory comments by way of Gudrun Kochend?rfer-Lucius and Boris Pleskovic; a gap deal with by way of Wolf-Dieter Eberwein; keynote addresses by means of Nicholas Stern and Boris Nemtsov; papers by means of Daniele Giusti, Jeremy Hobbs, Kathy Bartlett and Anwar Poonawala, Michael Kremer, Hema Viswanathan, Junaid Ahmad, Yuzhao Wang, Orvill Adams and William Savedoff, John Newman, Jean-Philippe Platteau, Mwatumu Malale, Olav Seim, and Thomas Wollenzien; and concluding comments by means of Shantayanan Devarajan and Ritva Reinikka.

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Understandably the PNFP subsector had to increase the remuneration of its own staff. Average salaries in the 26 | DANIELE GIUSTI PNFP subsector are about 30 percent less than in the civil service. This may reflect some altruistic motivation on the part of PNFP staff, but such an altruistic motivation does not hold if work conditions become too unequal. The issue here is not whether or not health staff should be paid more: there is enough evidence that staff are underpaid in both the public and PNFP sectors.

More often than not private practitioners, including medical practitioners, nurses, and allied professionals, are both public functionaries and private entrepreneurs. 2. The main factor contributing to the increase in the cost of service production was the increased wage levels mandated by the government. THE EXPERIENCE OF THE PRIVATE NOT-FOR-PROFIT HEALTH SECTOR IN UGANDA | 29 3. For example, in Uganda the following levels are envisaged for the public health system: village level; health centers II, III, and IV; district and general hospitals; referral hospitals; and national hospitals.

New approaches to problems are developed and tested, for example, the development of home-based care for HIV/AIDS patients and of community financing mechanisms stemmed largely from the PNFP subsector. All these features would constitute odd behavior by the standards of the private sector. The mission of Catholic health services in Uganda expressly states that the aim is to treat the poor, and similar statements can be found in the charters of units from other denominations. Other PNFP services are motivated by different values.

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