This project will develop a concise set of guidelines and tools for priority setting, and apply them to two different resource allocation problems, the one focusing on equitable redistribution of health services toward the most vulnerable in Namibia, and the other on the sustainability of the Aarogyasri Health Insurance Scheme for the poor in Andhra Pradesh, India.
Health systems in countries across Asia struggle to provide access to health services, especially to vulnerable populations. Information and communication technologies like mobile phones are being used to address health challenges. This networked approach to health, or eHealth, can increase access to services and information. But can it fill critical gaps in health service provision?