The Resource Approaches to universal health coverage and occupational health and safety for the informal workforce in developing countries : workshop summary, Rachel M. Taylor, rapporteur ; Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Approaches to universal health coverage and occupational health and safety for the informal workforce in developing countries : workshop summary, Rachel M. Taylor, rapporteur ; Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

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Approaches to universal health coverage and occupational health and safety for the informal workforce in developing countries : workshop summary
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Approaches to universal health coverage and occupational health and safety for the informal workforce in developing countries
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workshop summary
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Rachel M. Taylor, rapporteur ; Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Summary
Universal health coverage (UHC) has been recognized by the World Health Organization as a key element in reducing social inequality and a critical component of sustainable development and poverty reduction. In most of the world UHC is sought through a combination of public and private-sector health care systems. In most low- and middle-income countries health systems are evolving to increasingly rely on the private sector because the public sector lacks the infrastructure and staff to meet all health care needs. With growing individual assets available for private-sector expenditure, patients often seek better access to technology, staff, and medicines. However, in low-income countries nearly 50 percent of health care financing is out-of-pocket. With the expected increase in the overall fraction of care provided through the private sector, these expenditures can be financially catastrophic for individuals in the informal workforce. In the global workforce of approximately 3 billion people, only 10 to 15 percent are estimated to have some type of access to occupational health services. The informal workforce is growing worldwide, and the degree to which its occupational health needs are satisfied depends on the capabilities of the general health care system. In July 2014, the Institute of Medicine held a workshop on approaches to universal health coverage and occupational health and safety for informal sector workers in developing countries. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from this workshop. Approaches to Universal Health Coverage and Occupational Health and Safety for the Informal Workforce in Developing Countries identifies best practices and lessons learned for the informal workforce in developing countries in the financing of health care with respect to health care delivery models that are especially suitable to meeting a population's needs for a variety of occupational health issues, including the prevention of or mitigation of hazardous risks and the costs of providing medical and rehabilitation services and other benefits to various types of workers within this population. These experiences and lessons learned may be useful for stakeholders in moving the discussions, policies, and mechanisms forward to increase equitable access to quality health services without financial hardship for the informal workforce
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NLM
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362.1091724
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Financial support for this activity was provided by Air Products; Anheuser-Busch InBev; Becton, Dickinson & Company; The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; CARE USA; Catholic Health Association of the United States; e-Development International; Estee Lauder Companies; ExxonMobil; Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health; Fondation Mèrieux USA; GE; Global Health Innovative Technology Fund; Johnson & Johnson; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Medtronic; Merck; Novartis Foundation; PATH; PepsiCo; Pfizer Inc.; Procter & Gamble Co.; The Rockefeller Foundation; Takeda Pharmaceuticals; United Nations Foundation; University of Notre Dame; UPS Foundation; U.S. Agency for International Development; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Global Affairs; U.S. Department of State/Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator; U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Verizon Foundation; and The Vitality Group. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of any organization or agency that provided support for the project
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Approaches to universal health coverage and occupational health and safety for the informal workforce in developing countries : workshop summary, Rachel M. Taylor, rapporteur ; Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety, Board on Global Health, Institute of Medicine, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Introduction -- Universal health coverage and occupational health and safety issues for the informal workforce -- Mapping solutions to universal health coverage inclusive of the informal workforce -- Responding to work-related health needs of informal sector workers -- Select country experience -- Closing remarks -- References -- Appendix A: workshop agenda -- Appendix B: speaker biograhical sketches
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