|Better Health in Africa: Experience and Lessons Learned (World Bank, 1994, 236 pages)|
Better Health in Africa was written R. Paul Shaw and A. Edward Elmendorf. The study cam was managed by A. Edward Elmendorf and Louis Lamboray, under the general direction of Ishrat Z. Husain. Pieffe Landell-Mills and Kevin M. Cleaver provided management support. Jean-Louis Lambomy and Reiko Niimi contributed to the conceptual design of the study, the preparation of initial drafts of Chapters 3, 4, and 8, and coordinated a review of inputs of external partners. Zia Yusuf contributed to the design of the costing and financing framework used in Chapter 9. My Vu and Ali Sy prepared the statistical appendix, and James Shafer had principal responsibility for processing the text.
Consultations and workshops with many African health leaders, including policy makers, analysts and health care providers, contributed to the final prod- UCL The Regional Director of WHO for Africa provided invaluable advice and moral support in the task. His African Advisory Committee on Health Development the WHO/African Regional Office "Health for All" team, WHO Head- quarters International Cooperation Division (ICO) personnel, and UNICEF staff members at Headquarters and in the field made substantial contributions at the design, writing, and review stages.
Donors to health improvement in Africa, and nongovernment organizations aiding health in Africa, were consulted on the study. Preparation of the study was also aided by a series of background papers, as well as the contributions and comments of many other people inside and outside the World Bank.
WHO/ICO contributed to the financing of the study. FINNIDA financed the workshops held in Africa, and the Swedish International Development Agency financed the African expert review panel. The governments of Belgium, Fin- land, Japan, and the Netherlands contributed consultant support Support was also received from the Center for Health and Development at The George Washington University and the International Organization Fellows Program of the United Nations Association/National Capital Area.