Study on the Implementation of the ‘Health Care for the Poor’
and ‘Free Health Care for Children under 6’ policies in ethnic minority areas, from user’s and provider’s perspective.
Duration: 10-12/2011 and 12/2012 – 8/2013
Location: Hanoi; data was collected in Hoa Binh, Tuyen Quang, Binh Phuoc, Soc Trang and Dak Lak Provinces
Funded by: UNICEF
The goal of this study is to provide comprehensive recommendations for enhanced effectiveness of the implementation of ‘Health Care for the Poor’ and ‘Free Health Care for Children under 6’ policies in ethnic minority areas. In addition, the study is expected to identify short-term as well as long-term policy measures that will ascertain equity in health care, to the benefit of ethnic minority people in general and ethnic minority children and women in particular.
The study objectives are to describe the current situation of access and utilization of health services among ethnic minority groups with free health cards for the poor and children under six, to identify strengths and weaknesses/challenges of the policy implementation mechanisms in ethnic minority areas, to describe factors affecting the access and utilization of health services among ethnic minority groups with free health care for the poor and children under six.
The consultancy assignment is to conduct re-analysis of the data set and finalization of the report.
UNICEF internal Report can be found at following links: