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Analysis of the key components of a well functioning health system, including: health promotion; access to medicines; health systems financing; health service delivery; governance and health; and human resources for health.
Innovation in malaria surveillance in Cambodia
Man with mobile phone
S. Torfinn / Panos Pictures
A diverse set of tools - a mix of routine reporting systems using eHealth and mobile phone-based (mHealth) solutions - were developed in Cambodia to improve malaria surveillance and to provide the information needed by national and district staff to manage the national malaria programme, respond to malaria outbreaks and individual cases and monitor in real-time the levels of critical malaria supplies at health facilities.

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BRICS: emergence of health agenda
International Organisations Research Institute, 2014
Health is an indispensable public good. At the national level, it has been manifested in the commitment of the BRICS members of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa to scale up health financing. At the global level, it is evi...
Strengthening Health Systems for Resilience
G Bloom; H MacGregor; A McKenzie; E Sokpo. / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2015
In countries with high levels of poverty or instability and with poor health system management and governance, people are highly vulnerable to shocks associated with ill health, including major epidemics. An effective health system ca...
Health insurance for the poor: myth or reality
H Waddington; S Mahendra (ed); H White; C Chapoy / International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2009
A growing evidence base suggests that health insurance in poor areas can improve people’s access to health care. But the poorest in these areas do not seem to benefit much. Health insurance programs, generally, have not helped i...
The Diffusion of Health Knowledge through Social Networks: An Impact Evaluation of Health Knowledge Asymmetries on Child Health
A. Dillon; D. Olney; M. Ruel / International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2013
This research is embedded in a larger cluster-randomized control trial that aimed to evaluate the impact of Helen Keller International’s Enhanced Homestead Food Production (EHFP) model on the nutritional status of women and youn...
Millennium Development Goals Scenarios to 2015 and Beyond: An Integrated Micro-Macro Modelling Approach
R. M. Briones / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2014
The Philippines has made considerable progress in attaining the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). However, achieving all the targets remains a daunting challenge, with goals for poverty, education, and maternal mortality unlikely t...
Analysis of the Individually Paying Program of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation
D. V. Silfverberg / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2014
The Individually Paying Program (IPP) is the voluntary component of the Philippines` social health insurance program. The program caters to those in the informal sector and those without a formal employer-employee relationship. Covera...
Analysis of the Employed Program of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation
D. V. Silfverberg / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2014
The Employed Program of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) caters to those in the formal sector. Included are those in the government and private sectors with a formal employer-employee relationship. Coverage lev...
The Prevalence of Philippine Prescribing, Dispensing, and Use Behavior in Relation to Generic Drugs and their Risk Factors
J. Q. Wong / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2014
This study was designed to address the issue of compliance of physicians and drugstores to the provisions of Generics Act of 1988. Furthermore, it aims to explore the awareness of consumers on generic medicines to explain current tren...
Does parental education affect the impact of provision of health care on health status of children? Evidence from India
R. Bhakta; A. Ganesh-Kumar / Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2014
Provision of health care facilities does not necessarily imply that individuals are making use of those facilities. The objective of the study is to analyse the impact of provision of health care facilities on child health status taki...
Barriers of Early TB Diagnosis among the Poor in Highly Urbanized Areas in the Philippines
K. Reyes; J. C. Amores / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2014
Over the last decade, there was a significant drop in mortality and morbidity cases attributed to tuberculosis (TB). The high TB Case Detection (CDR) and Treatment Success Rates (TSR) may have underpinned the decreasing prevalence. De...
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