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From adversary to ally: the evolution of non-governmental organisations in the context of health reform in Santiago and Montevideo

Javier Pereira Bruno and Ronald Angel

in Social inequality and public health

Published by Policy Press

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9781847423207
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303398 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847423207.003.0007
From adversary to ally: the evolution of non-governmental organisations in the context of health reform in Santiago and Montevideo

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This chapter describes health inequalities based on income, rather than explicitly race, in Chile and Uruguay. In these countries non-governmental organizations (NGOs) seeking to improve the health of the poor have historically had to work in direct opposition to the political power of repressive regimes. Today, both these countries are democratic, but healthcare for the poor still depends more on civil society than on governments.

Keywords: Chile; Uruguay; health inequalities; NGOs; healthcare; civil society

Chapter.  6630 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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