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    What does COVID-19 tell us about the Peruvian health system?

    Gianella, C. and Gideon, Jasmine and Romero, M.J. (2021) What does COVID-19 tell us about the Peruvian health system? Canadian Journal of Development Studies 42 (1-2), pp. 55-67. ISSN ISSN: 2158-9100.

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    Abstract

    Peru seemed well placed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic as a country that had achieved sustained economic growth and moved towards achieving universal health coverage. Yet, Peru has one of the highest rates of transmission and mortality worldwide. This paper analyses what the pandemic has unveiled with regards to the health system, arguing that a focus on meeting global development targets, including by promoting public-private partnerships in health, has distracted attention from the underlying structural causes of inequalities and enabled the continuation of a highly fragmented system, with access determined by income, gender, ethnicity and geography.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Peru, public private partnerships, Universal health coverage, SDGs and inequalities
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Jasmine Gideon
    Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2020 13:12
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:04
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/41068

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