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dc.contributor.advisor Barsoum, Ghada
dc.contributor.author Abdelgawad, Ahmed Tammam
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-26T13:10:07Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-26T22:00:11Z
dc.date.created 2014 Fall en_US
dc.date.issued 2015-01-26
dc.identifier.uri http://dar.aucegypt.edu/handle/10526/4253
dc.description.abstract Improving maternal and child health outcomes for women and children is a critical step to achieve the MDGs; however it requires sufficient funding to implement proven quality interventions. The aim of the study is to investigate the relationship between the different health care financing options cross the Middle East and North Africa “MENA” countries and the maternal and child health outcomes. Our main argument is that: Can different health care financing strategies affect Maternal, Neonatal and Child health? If yes, How?. This study is based on a cross sectional analysis of twenty one states from MENA region between 2009 and 2013 exploring the three dimensions of the maternal and child health outcomes namely a) Infant mortality b) Maternal mortality and c) Child health. Correlation between financial and maternal and child health indicators as well as linear regressions was carried out to investigate the relationships between the maternal and child health indicators and health spending consequently health system financing strategy. The findings of this study indicate that more spending on health is highly associated with positive maternal and child health outcomes namely reduction in infant and child mortality. Our results also indicate that the improvements in government effectiveness in regards to government health spending is accompanied with higher maternal and child health outcomes. Thus, increasing government expenditures is likely to lead to better improvements of health outcomes if it is accompanied by the right policies and institutions, which was the case of the first group of countries in MENA region. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Firstly I would like to thank my family for their loving support throughout my studies. In addition, I would like to thank Yousef Jameel fellowship for supporting me in obtaining this Master degree at the American University in Cairo. Secondly, I would like to acknowledge my supervisor, Dr. Ghada Barsoum, for her patience, guidance and support, as well as Dr. Laila El Baradei, Dr. Hamid Ali, and all my professors at the Department of Public Policy and Administration for their help and support. Also, it is important to thank Dr. Samir Banoob and Dr. Eduardo Banzon and Dr Awad Matarya for their support along the different stages of this work; they were so supportive and helped me in this research. In addition, I would like to thank all who supported me by actions or even by words to be at this stage in my academic life. en_US
dc.format.extent 63 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject MCH en_US
dc.subject Egypt en_US
dc.subject Health financing system en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Medical care -- Middle East.
dc.subject.lcsh Medical care -- Africa, North.
dc.subject.lcsh Children -- Health and hygiene -- Middle East.
dc.subject.lcsh Children -- Health and hygiene -- Africa, North.
dc.subject.lcsh Medical economics -- Middle East.
dc.subject.lcsh Medical economics -- Africa, North.
dc.title The association between health financing and maternal and child health in Middle East and North Africa countries en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Public Policy en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Public Policy and Administration en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval is not necessary for this item, since the research is not concerned with living human beings or bodily tissue samples. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Ali, Hamid
dc.contributor.committeeMember Banoob, Samir


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