Health planning and community participation: case studies in South-east Asia.

Susan B. Rifkin

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Presents a methodological framework by which to analyze planners' views of participation in health care, an examination of key issues in planning a programme and three case studies, a large hospital in Hong Kong, a small heath centre in rural Indonesia, and a training programme for planners in the Philippines. The case studies are real programmes conceived and developed in the early 1970s as a response to the challenge of making health care affordable, accessible, and acceptable to the majority of the world population. They are private agency programmes originally if not still, related to the Christian Church. They were experimental in the way in which they chose to develop community participation. However, they all believed that their lessons would be valuable both to other private agencies and to government. As the study relates, all three programmes had considerable difficulty translating their ideals and commitments into reality. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHealth planning and community participation
Subtitle of host publicationcase studies in South-east Asia.
PublisherCroom Helm
ISBN (Print)0709922760, 9780709922766
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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