Featured Book release: CIHR-IPPH Applied Public Health Chair holder, Valéry Ridde

By: Valéry Ridde, Associate Professor, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Montreal

Une politique de santé et ses contradictions. La gratuité des soins au Burkina Faso, au Mali, et au Niger (only in French) 

The analysis of government policy in Africa, and implementation science are still embryonic. This book offers an in-depth empirical analysis of the design and implementation of government healthcare-fee exemption policies in three poor French-speaking countries in West Africa: Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. It also pioneers through its combination of qualitative methods (intensive field surveys) with quantitative methods, and through its comparative analysis of three neighbouring countries, which combines cases studies, analyses of practices and the perceptions of the actors concerned.

The research program presented in this book was conducted by the Laboratory for Studies and Research on Social Dynamics and Local Development, in Niger, and the School of Public Health of the University of Montreal, in Canada. It was co-funded by the IDRC and the AFD, with contributions for the publication of the book from CIHR through salary support for co-author Valéry Ridde, who was recently awarded a CIHR-IPPH Applied Public Health Chair in global health for the period 2014-2019.

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