Is health legislation in China being implemented effectively and is it benefiting the rural poor? R7641 Final Report.
The study aimed to evaluate the implementation of the Maternal and Infant Health Care (MIHC) Law to examine its impact on improvement of health care indicators in two poor, rural counties in Chongqing Province, China. The impact of the law was evaluated in terms of its effect on access to basic maternal and infant health care services, with a particular focus on inequities. Findings of the study, and a number of recommendations for the strengthening of the MIHC law, are presented in this report.