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Hilary Standing - Research Associate

Hilary is a social anthropologist specialising in health systems development and reproductive and sexual health, with extensive experience of policy engagement on issues of gender and health sector reform and women's reproductive and sexual health, and thirty years experience of work on gender and health.

Interests include household level and gender aspects of health, formal and informal care systems, gender and equity in health, the management of organisational change in health sector restructuring and improving accountability within health systems.

Future Health Systems is a research consortium working to improve access, affordability and quality of health services for the poor.

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This is the cover to IDS Working Paper 443, 'Engaging with Health Markets in Low and Middle-Income Countries'.

Engaging with Health Markets in Low and Middle-Income Countries

IDS Working Paper 443 (2014)

Many low and middle-income countries have pluralistic health systems with a variety of providers of health-related goods and services in terms of their level of training, their ownership (public or private) and their relationship with the regulatory system. More details

Front cover of Bulletin 39.3, Unsafe Abortion: A Development Issue

Unsafe Abortion: A Development Issue

IDS Bulletin 39.3 (2008)

Abortion has become an ever more controversial issue, provoking strong reactions both 'for' and 'against'. Language used in disputes over whether or not women should have access to safe and legal abortion indicates just how polarised debates have become: pro-choice versus pro-life; pro-abortion versus anti-choice. As the anti-abortion agenda has become coupled with other conservative agendas, such as pro-abstinence, pro-chastity and anti-contraception, an increasingly assertive movement has evolved. More details

IDS publications on international development research

Future Health Systems: Why Future? Why Now?

Social Science and Medicine 66.10 (2008)
IDS publications on international development research

Markets, Information Asymmetry and Health Care: Towards New Social Contracts

Social Science and Medicine 66.10 (2008)

This paper explores the implications of the increasing role of informal as well as formal markets in the health systems of many low and middle-income countries. More details

Thematic Expertise:
Gender; Health; Science and Society; Sexuality.

Geographic Expertise:
Central and South Asia; Sub Saharan Africa; China.