Proceedings of the New York State Economics Association


Macroeconomic Policies and their impact on health in Sierra Leone: An Analysis of the Prevalence of Malaria, Malnutrition and Maternal Morality

Ambrose R. Jusu

vol. 6, October 2013, p. 74-87


This study attempts to examine how changes in macroeconomic policies have shaped health outcomes in Sierra Leone, particularly with regard to malaria, malnutrition and maternal mortality in the post-war era. The study also examines how these health outcomes vary by income and geographical location. Macroeconomic policies In Sierra Leone have tended to shape health outcomes and they have had an Impact on trends in household income levels and access to health facilities. The introduction of structural adjustment programs (SAPs) in the 1980s, which later were renamed poverty reduction strategy papers (PRSPs) has witnessed a major shift in macroeconomic policies. And these policy changes have tended to affect the health sector in a negative manner. In particular, the rollback on government expenditure on social services, health included, has led to a reduction in the population able to access health facilities.


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Ambrose R. Jusu. "Macroeconomic Policies and their impact on health in Sierra Leone: An Analysis of the Prevalence of Malaria, Malnutrition and Maternal Morality." Proceedings of the New York State Economics Association. vol. 6, October 2013, p. 74-87

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