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Half a Century Young: The Christian Health Associations in Africa

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  • Dimmock, Franck
  • Olivier, Jill
  • Wodon, Quentin

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Christian Health Associations (CHAs) – umbrella networks of faith-inspired health providers – have become a solid presence in the collaborative environment of African health systems. Established through sometimes trial-and-error attempts to draw together disparate faith-based health providers who were disconnected from each other, and also unaligned with national health systems, CHAs have evolved into a particular kind of collaborative effort with a very specific role. CHAs now network faith-inspired health providers and facilities; advocate for a proper recognition of their work; negotiate with governments; build capacity among members; and in some cases now channel and report on substantive funds. In this paper we provide a brief recounting of the history of the CHAs and how they were established, as well as a basic typology of CHAs according to three (highly stylized) conceptual stages of their development. This is followed by a discussion of some of the challenges facing CHAs today, based on self-reports from the CHAs.

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  • Dimmock, Franck & Olivier, Jill & Wodon, Quentin, 2012. "Half a Century Young: The Christian Health Associations in Africa," MPRA Paper 45369, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:45369
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    1. Quentin Wodon & Jill Olivier & Clarence Tsimpo & Minh Cong Nguyen, 2014. "Market Share Of Faith-Inspired Health Care Providers In Africa," The Review of Faith & International Affairs, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(1), pages 8-20, January.
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    1. Wodon, Quentin, 2013. "Faith-inspired, Private Secular, and Public Schools in sub-Saharan Africa: Market Share, Reach to the Poor, Cost, and Satisfaction," MPRA Paper 45363, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Harold Coulombe & Quentin Wodon, 2013. "Mapping religious health assets: Are faith-inspired facilities located in poor areas in Ghana?," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 33(2), pages 1615-1631.

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    Keywords

    Health; Faith; Development; Private Providers; Christian Health Associations;

    JEL classification:

    • I15 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health and Economic Development
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health

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