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Will decentralisation finally spell success in Romania?

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Romania has kick-started the next stage in the reform of its healthcare system. A large proportion of the services delivered to 21.5 million Romanians will now be controlled by local authorities, rather than the central ministry of health. In a country where healthcare is already severely under-financed, many wonder if the plan will work or if it is simply shifting the problem elsewhere, reports Ashley Yeo.

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