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L'accès au système de santé en Mauritanie : Problèmes de capabilities et défis institutionnels


  • Jérôme Ballet
  • Fah Ould Brahim Jiddou


Mauritania has developed specific health policies for a long time. The country remains, however, highly affected by strong inequalities and difficulties concerning healthcare accessibility. In a first section, we propose an analytical framework following the capability approach and A. Sen ‘s works. We focus on different forms of accessibility in the case of healthcare. In a second section, we illustrate this framework using mauritanian data. Finally, we conclude on the idea of health threshold as reference mark for local population accessibility to health.

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  • Jérôme Ballet & Fah Ould Brahim Jiddou, 2005. "L'accès au système de santé en Mauritanie : Problèmes de capabilities et défis institutionnels," Mondes en développement, De Boeck Université, vol. 131(3), pages 87-97.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:meddbu:med_131_0087

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