Source of Care

Source of Care

The source of care section provides information on where individuals seek care in health systems and where goods and services are provided by from a mix of public and private providers. This data aims at: (1) better understanding where populations are seeking care; (2) providing comparable and comprehensive information on sources of care; (3) showcasing the importance of private provision of inpatient and outpatient care; (4) informing policy and program decision-making about private sector engagement; (5) facilitating the sharing of lessons across countries with similar public-private distributions.

WHO Region Country Year Total Public Total NGO Total Informal Total Private
AFRO Gambia 2018
80.22 %
0.28 %
1.61 %
17.9 %
AFRO Guinea 2018
71.67 %
0 %
19.89 %
8.45 %
EMRO Iraq 2018
61.86 %
0.09 %
1.09 %
36.97 %
EURO Kyrgyzstan 2018
92.78 %
0 %
0.44 %
6.78 %
AFRO Mali 2018
65.31 %
0 %
20.44 %
14.26 %
WPRO Mongolia 2018
88.49 %
0 %
3.58 %
7.94 %
AMRO Suriname 2018
66.85 %
0 %
4.49 %
28.67 %
EMRO Tunisia 2018
54.55 %
0 %
1.93 %
43.52 %

The source of care section allows to identify where individuals access healthcare in various countries and regions. For example, in Bangladesh, we estimate that 57% of care is accessed in the private sector, 23% in the public sector, 3% in NGOs and 16% in the informal sector. Additional details can be downloaded below (e.g. source of care by wealth quintiles, or by inpatient / outpatient care).

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