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Combining worker and user interests in the health sector: trade unions and NGOs

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)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: health sector, health workers, unions, employees, NGOs, Malaysia, South Africa, partnership
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU)
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:09
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Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/3719

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