Santé

Le secteur Santé de J-PAL a pour objectif d’encourager les comportements favorables à la santé, d’améliorer la prestation de services de soins de santé et de mieux comprendre le rôle que peut avoir la santé dans la réduction de la pauvreté.
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Project

Using Social Networks, Incentives, and Reminders to Boost Vaccine Demand

A package of interventions combining well-connected local immunization ambassadors, targeted reminders, and incentives to caregivers increased measles vaccination by approximately 55 percent in an at-scale study in Haryana, India. A version using only reminders and ambassadors was less expensive per...

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Blog

Encouraging adherence to preventive health guidelines during a pandemic: Lessons from rigorous Covid-19 evidence

This note provides an overview of the evidence from randomized evaluations that has come out during the Covid-19 pandemic thus far to combat these barriers. These general lessons on increasing uptake of healthy behaviors and improving the delivery of health products and services may be of value in...

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Policy Insight

Improving health worker performance through pay-for-performance programs

Pay-for-performance incentive programs for health care workers reward providers based on measurable performance indicators. Providing performance-based pay in addition to base pay can help to improve health provider performance on well-chosen targeted indicators relative to providing only base pay. ...

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Evaluation

Psychosocial Support to Improve Mental Health and Child Development Among Rohingya Refugees in Bangaldesh

Researchers evaluated the impact of a psychosocial support program on mental health and child development among Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Results showed that the support program improved the mental health of mothers and children and led to improvements in early childhood development. 

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Evaluation

The Roles of Water Treatment Subsidies and Community Health Workers in Improving Child Health and Chlorine Usage in Malawi

Researchers partnered with Partners in Health (PIH) to conduct a randomized evaluation to test the impact of monthly coupons and different CHW delivery methods on chlorine usage and child health outcomes in Southern Malawi. They find that the coupon program had stronger impacts on both outcomes and...

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Evaluation

The Impact of a Nurse Home Visiting Program on Maternal and Early Childhood Outcomes in the United States

Researchers are evaluating the impact of an intensive nurse home visiting program for low-income mothers on pregnancy and birth outcomes, child health and development, and future life-courses for the family. The program had no effect on adverse birth outcomes; the other categories of outcomes are...

Sector Chairs

Co-chair/chaire, Santé

Erwin H. Schell Professor of Management

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Co-chair/chaire, Santé

Professor of Economics

Stanford University

Co-chair/chaire, Santé

Professor

Paris School of Economics (PSE)

Sector Contacts

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Senior Policy Associate, J-PAL Global

Policy Manager, J-PAL Global