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What do we mean by ' major illness'?

The need for new approaches to research on the impact of ill-health on poverty

Henry Lucas
Ding Shijun
Gerald Bloom


The authors acknowledge the scientific support extended by colleagues in the project ‘Protecting the rural poor against the economic consequences of major illness: a challenge for Asian transitional economies (POVILL)’, funded by a four year grant from the European Union Commission under FP6. Ten institutions were involved in this three country project: Center for Advanced Study, Cambodia; China Health Economics Institute; Institute of Social Development, Beijing Normal University, China; Institute of Development Studies, UK; Karolinska Institute, Sweden; National Institute of Public Health, Cambodia; National Institute of Public Health, Lao PDR; Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium; West China Center of Medical Sciences, Sichuan University, China; and Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, China.

Support was also provided by colleagues from 'Future Health Systems: Innovations for equity', a research programme consortium funded by the UK Department for International Development (Grant # H050474), The consortium includes researchers from China Health Economics Institute; ICDDR,B, Bangladesh; Indian Institute of Health Management Research; Institute of Development Studies, UK; Institute of Public Health, Makerere University, Uganda; Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA; and University of Ibadan College of Medicine, Faculty of Public Health, Nigeria.

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