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Local capacities and health: The importance of transportation, communication, market sophistication, and skillful labor

Pazirandeh, Ala LU and Pirzamanbein, Behnaz (2011) 23rd annual NOFOMA conference, 2011 In [Host publication title missing]
Abstract
Research suggests that access to transport, communication, market, and social infrastructure

is important for provision of health. Humanitarian organizations - realizing the importance of building

local capacities - are allocating noticeable time and resources on the process. But, studies testing this

relationship are scant. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relation between transportation,

communication, market, and labor capacity, as indicators of countries' local capacity on their health

level in terms of disease burdens, life expectancy, and infant mortality. The findings assist global health

policy makers to have a clear view of the effect of local infrastructure on... (More)
Research suggests that access to transport, communication, market, and social infrastructure

is important for provision of health. Humanitarian organizations - realizing the importance of building

local capacities - are allocating noticeable time and resources on the process. But, studies testing this

relationship are scant. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relation between transportation,

communication, market, and labor capacity, as indicators of countries' local capacity on their health

level in terms of disease burdens, life expectancy, and infant mortality. The findings assist global health

policy makers to have a clear view of the effect of local infrastructure on health. The paper addresses a

gap of empirical research in the impact of local infrastructure capacities on health levels.

A conceptual model was developed supported by previous literature. Structural equation modeling

was used to quantitatively test the relationship between local capacities and the level of health in

countries. To measure the constructs secondary data was used from the World Economic Forum (WEF)

database used to rank the global competitiveness of 139 countries. (Less)
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Hammervoll, Trond Hammervoll and Larsen, Nils Magne
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  abstract     = {Research suggests that access to transport, communication, market, and social infrastructure<br/><br>
is important for provision of health. Humanitarian organizations - realizing the importance of building<br/><br>
local capacities - are allocating noticeable time and resources on the process. But, studies testing this<br/><br>
relationship are scant. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relation between transportation,<br/><br>
communication, market, and labor capacity, as indicators of countries' local capacity on their health<br/><br>
level in terms of disease burdens, life expectancy, and infant mortality. The findings assist global health<br/><br>
policy makers to have a clear view of the effect of local infrastructure on health. The paper addresses a<br/><br>
gap of empirical research in the impact of local infrastructure capacities on health levels.<br/><br>
A conceptual model was developed supported by previous literature. Structural equation modeling<br/><br>
was used to quantitatively test the relationship between local capacities and the level of health in<br/><br>
countries. To measure the constructs secondary data was used from the World Economic Forum (WEF)<br/><br>
database used to rank the global competitiveness of 139 countries.},
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  editor       = {Hammervoll, Trond Hammervoll and Larsen, Nils Magne},
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  title        = {Local capacities and health: The importance of transportation, communication, market sophistication, and skillful labor},
  year         = {2011},
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