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A Policy Analysis of the implementation of a Reproductive Health Vouchers Program in Kenya

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, July 2012
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  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (79th percentile)

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Title
A Policy Analysis of the implementation of a Reproductive Health Vouchers Program in Kenya
Published in
BMC Public Health, July 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-12-540
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Authors

Timothy Abuya, Rebecca Njuki, Charlotte E Warren, Jerry Okal, Francis Obare, Lucy Kanya, Ian Askew, Ben Bellows

Abstract

Innovative financing strategies such as those that integrate supply and demand elements like the output-based approach (OBA) have been implemented to reduce financial barriers to maternal health services. The Kenyan government with support from the German Development Bank (KfW) implemented an OBA voucher program to subsidize priority reproductive health services. Little evidence exists on the experience of implementing such programs in different settings. We describe the implementation process of the Kenyan OBA program and draw implications for scale up.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Kenya 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 125 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 28 22%
Researcher 25 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 9%
Student > Postgraduate 7 6%
Other 23 18%
Unknown 17 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 35 28%
Social Sciences 28 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 9%
Business, Management and Accounting 8 6%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 6 5%
Other 16 13%
Unknown 23 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 May 2014.
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#3,292,978
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#25,599
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