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Reducing child mortality in the last mile: a randomized social entrepreneurship intervention in Uganda


Björkman Nykvist, Martina; Guariso, Andrea; Svensson, Jakob; Yanagizawa-Drott, David (2017). Reducing child mortality in the last mile: a randomized social entrepreneurship intervention in Uganda. In: UNU-WIDER Development Conference, Maputo July 6, 2017, Mapotu, 6 July 2017 - 6 July 2017.

Abstract

The delivery of basic health products and services remains abysmal in many parts of the world where child mortality is high. This paper shows the results from a largescale randomized evaluation of a novel “social entrepreneurship” approach to health care delivery. In randomly selected villages a sales agent was locally recruited and incentivized to conduct home visits, educate households on essential health behaviors, provide medical advice and referrals, and sell preventive and curative health products. Results after three years show substantial health impact: under-5 child mortality was reduced by 27% at an estimated cost of $71 per life-year saved.

Abstract

The delivery of basic health products and services remains abysmal in many parts of the world where child mortality is high. This paper shows the results from a largescale randomized evaluation of a novel “social entrepreneurship” approach to health care delivery. In randomly selected villages a sales agent was locally recruited and incentivized to conduct home visits, educate households on essential health behaviors, provide medical advice and referrals, and sell preventive and curative health products. Results after three years show substantial health impact: under-5 child mortality was reduced by 27% at an estimated cost of $71 per life-year saved.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Uncontrolled Keywords:Child mortality; infant mortality; social entrepreneurship; community health worker; Uganda
Language:English
Event End Date:6 July 2017
Deposited On:26 Jan 2018 13:40
Last Modified:19 Mar 2018 10:10
Publisher:s.n.
Additional Information:Ebenfalls vorgetragen an der Irish Economic Association Annual Conference, 4.-5. Mai 2017, Dublin
OA Status:Green

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