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Seeking an ideal model for health care

Seeking An Ideal Model for HealthcareFor Discussion PurposesFebruary 10, 2004New DelhiPresented at the Forum of Federations conference onDecentralization of Health Care Delivery in India –New DelhiFeb. 8 to 10, 2004CoverageIntroductionVision and ObjectivesCurrent Perspectives and Issues Perspectives from other countriesIntroductionHealthcare –not the whole of healthValuable lessons and priceless opportunitiesDiverse settings –Distinct strategiesImperative for reformChallenges in the current systemHealthcare –link with economyVision and ObjectivesChanged, Charged and Confident IndiaChallenging health needsVision –‘To foster a healthy society through provision of quality health care services to all citizens’‘Creating an affordable and efficient health care system, balancing preventive and curative measures and establishing an enduring public-private partnership’Current Perspectives Healthcare strategies for transition Growing gap in fundingUnder-productive public healthcare systemRapid epidemiological transitionInequity of access to healthcareAn active, eager and growing private sectorEscalating Healthcare expenditureLessonsReforms and experiences from other countriesSuccess stories within India and scaling up