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5. Improve Maternal Health

Honduras: Local Clinics Improve Health Services


A mother and child in a clinic in Taulabé, Honduras.


For the past five years, USAID has helped local governments in Copán take over the management of area health care systems through a process called decentralization, which transfers health care management responsibilities and resources from the central government to the local government. The central government continues to finance health care services, while local governments implement and manage them.


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Taken on September 11, 2008