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Table 1 Characteristics of the country studies

From: Contracting non-state providers for universal health coverage: learnings from Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe

  Country Authors Type of NSP Service provided by NSP Focus of Country Study
1 Afghanistan Salehi, Saljuqui, Akseer, Rao, & Coe. National and international NGOs Rural and urban primary health care and hospital services Factors that influenced NSPs performance in implementing basic package of health services.
2 Bangladesh Islam, Hossain, Bashar, Khan, Sikder, Yusuf, & Adams. Mostly national NGOs Urban primary health care services Factors that influenced the evolution and implementation of contracting-out health services.
3 Bosnia & Herzegovina Rakic, Novakovic, Stevic, & Niskanovic. For-profit private providers Pharmacy, dental and specialist care. Introduction of safety and quality standards for private health care providers.
4 Ghana Grieve, & Olivier. Faith-based non-profit providers Rural primary health care Mapping the development of the faith-based non-profit sector
5 South Africa Mureithi, Burnett, Bertscher & English. For-profit general physicians Rural and urban primary health care. Assessment of three general practitioner contracting models.
6 Tanzania Maluka, Chitama, Dungumaro, Masawe, Rao, & Shroff. Faith-based non-profit providers Rural primary health care services Design and implementation of service agreements between local governments and NSPs.
7 Uganda Ssennyonjo, Namakula, Kasyaba, Orach, Paina, Bennett, Ssengooba. Faith-based non-profit providers Rural primary health care services Evolution of government resource contributions to, and partnerships with, NSPs.