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Health Care Reform in Central America: NGO-Government Collaboration in Guatemala and El Salvador

Alberto José Frick Cardelle
Health Care Reform in Central America: NGO-Government Collaboration in Guatemala and El Salvador
ISBN: 978-1-57454-122-9
$43.00
2003/200 pages
Distributed for the North-South Center Press

"Readers will obtain a much deeper understanding of the mixed motives behind social sector reforms in Latin America."—Mary A. Clark, Latin American Politics and Society

DESCRIPTION

Reflecting the trend of the state's diminishing role in Latin America, collaborative projects between nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and governments have emerged as important strategies for health reforms that increase the role of the private sector. Health Care Reform in Central America explores how health policies in El Salvador and Guatemala have created new types of NGOs and new forms of NGO-government cooperation, blurring the boundary between them.

Policy-relevant, practical case studies show how this transformation has dramatically affected the delivery of health care and the capacity of NGOs to serve the needs of civil society. The book concludes by comparing the Salvadoran and Guatemalan cases with those of Chile and the United States.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Alberto José Frick Cardelle is assistant professor of health at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.

CONTENTS

  • Emerging Policies for NGO-Government Collaboration.
  • Defining NGO-Government Collaboration.
  • The Reform Agenda.
  • Measuring Collaboration.
  • The Antecedents of Reform and Collaboration.
  • Scenarios and Consequences of NGO-State Relations.
  • Conclusions: El Camino se Hace al Andar.