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KIT Dossier Health and poverty

Last update: Monday 07 November 2011

To improve health outcomes for the poor in a sustainable way, it is crucial to strengthen health systems. Central to this issue, is the need to recognize the role of health in poverty reduction. This role is still insufficiently reflected in many policy-documents. Also there is a need for evidence-based implementation policies.

In partnership with a number of Dutch organizations, KIT started the project Information for Health Action (I4HA). This project aims to promote the use of information to improve the health of the poor and to reduce poverty. This dossier provides background information on this topic. For more resources on equity in health systems, please refer to the KIT Information Portal Health and Poverty.

If you would like to make any comments on this dossier or suggest new resources, please contact the editor, Ingeborg Nagel. Inquiries on KIT’s expertise and activities in this field can be directed to Jurrien Toonen.

Women and children in hospital in Mali. Photo: © Curt Carnemark / World Bank
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