Creators of private health care businesses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: profile and sources of start-up funds

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2011
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Bukonda, Ngoyi K. Z.
Chand, Masud
Disashi, Tumba G.
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Bukonda NK, Chand M, Disashi TG; Creators of private health care businesses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: profile and sources of start-up funds; World Hosp Health Serv. 2011;47(4):16-20.

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A survey was conducted in Jury 2010 to explore the creation of private health care businesses in Mbuji Mayi, the capital city of the Eastern Kasai Province (EKP), Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The survey yielded 68 responses. The results indicated that the entrepreneurs were predominantly Congolese men with backgrounds in the health services field who had raised their start-up capital mostly from personal savings or from friends and family. Their businesses, which were mostly in the form of sole proprietorships, were likely to be located in areas underserved by government-owned medical facilities.

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