Social franchising of TB care through private GPs in Myanmar: An assessment of treatment results, access, equity and financial protection

This article assesses whether social franchising of tuberculosis (TB) services in Myanmar has succeeded in providing quality treatment while ensuring equity in access and financial protection for poor patients. Newly diagnosed TB patients receiving treatment from private general practitioners (GPs) belonging to the franchise were identified. They were interviewed about social conditions, health seeking and health care costs at the time of starting treatment and again after 6 months follow-up.

Document Date: 7 December, 2006
Author: Knut Lonnroth and others
Country: Burma