ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By K Jayalakshmi

Politics of Pro- poor Reform in the Health Sector

The focus of this article is the "chain of referral" from community health workers upwards, in one particular primary health centre in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The study considers how the local political dynamics - shaped by competition between parties and between authorities representing tribals, the state development administration and health officials - affects the primary health centresâ?? capacity to treat poor tribal patients.