Combining worker and user interests in the health sector: trade unions and NGOs
Lethbridge, Jane (2004) Combining worker and user interests in the health sector: trade unions and NGOs. Development in Practice, 14 (1-2). pp. 234-247. ISSN 0961-4524 (doi:10.1080/0961452032000170802)Full text not available from this repository.
This paper examines the relationship between workers in the health sector and users of health services as seen through two case studies of trade unions and NGOs working together, one in Malaysia and the other in South Africa. Despite a history of tensions between these two types of organisation, when they work together effectively the results can be influential. The Malaysia Citizens' Health Initiative has set up a separate organisation and now has the power to mediate differences between trade unions, NGOs, and the government. The partnership between the Treatment Action Campaign and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in South Africa is providing a unified voice demanding government action on HIV/AIDS.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||health sector, health workers, unions, employees, NGOs, Malaysia, South Africa, partnership|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Business|
School of Business > Public Services International Research Unit
|Last Modified:||08 Nov 2010 14:11|
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