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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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Reproductive Health Commodity Security (RHCS) country case studies synthesis: Cambodia, Nigeria, Uganda and Zambia
N. Druce / Department for International Development Health Resource Centre (HRC), 2006
Secure and sustained access to quality and affordable commodity supplies is a critical driver of reproductive and sexual health,as it is for child health and communicable disease treatment and prevention. Improved access to these comm...
International experiences in removing user fees for health services: implications for Mozambique
R. Yates / Department for International Development Health Resource Centre (HRC), 2006
This report considers if user fees for health services should be removed and reviews the experiences of countries that have gone down this route. It also provides an overview of the history of ‘user fee’ implementation in ...
Developing new technologies to address neglected diseases: the role of Product Development Partnerships and Advanced Market Commitments - Developing-new-technologies-to-address-neglected-diseases.pdf
C. Grace / Department for International Development Health Resource Centre (HRC), 2006
This paper focuses on the complementary roles of Product Development Partnerships (PDPs) and Advanced Market Commitments (AMCs), as mechanisms to incentivise industry towards the development of health technologies for neglected diseas...
A public consultation on DFIDs Health Strategy 2006: a synthesis of views
Department for International Development Health Resource Centre (HRC), 2006
This report synthesises written submissions to DFID collected in July 2006 via a public consultation process. The report identifies gaps in the response to health challenges, key areas to be strengthened and outlines how health archit...
Strengthening linkages for sexual and reproductive health, HIV and AIDS: progress, barriers and opportunities for scaling up
Department for International Development Health Resource Centre (HRC), 2006
This review explores the policy, financing and institutional factors that enable or constrain the integration of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) programmes, with policy and programmes for HIV prevention, and AIDS trea...
Cost-effective delivery of specialist medical services to the st. helena population – review of options - draft recommendations
L.C. Nielsen / Department for International Development Health Resource Centre (HRC), 2006
This report reviews the health care context of St. Helena and suggests a number of methods of improving delivery, including: the use of telemedicine; making formal arrangements for travel and accommodation; and exploring government an...
HIV antiretroviral therapy: can franchising expand coverage? Revised version
R. England / Department for International Development Health Resource Centre (HRC), 2006
Franchising aims to increase the supply of an established product or service by contracting a number of independent retailers in different localities to offer those products or services to consumers. It also aims to raise demand by al...
An assessment of technical assistance provision to the Pakistan health sector
Department for International Development, UK, 2007
This report covers a range of issues concerned with the procurement and management of technical assistance for the health sector in Pakistan. It considers how DFID can ensure that its investments in technical assistance continue to mo...
Evaluation of links between North and South healthcare organisations
J. James; C. Minett; L. Ollier / Department for International Development Health Resource Centre (HRC), 2008
This report contains the results of an independent evaluation into Global Health Partnerships as outlined in Lord Crisps report, Global Health Partnerships: The UK contribution to health in developing countries (March 2003). The repor...
Scaling-up ITN access and use in sub-Saharan Africa : Estimated LLIN requirements and coverage outcomes based on the global delivery strategy mix
J. Webster; L. Smith; J. Lines / Department for International Development Health Resource Centre (HRC), 2008
This report presents the relative cost-effectiveness of scaling-up delivery of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN). It concludes that there is currently unrealistic optimism on the levels of access to LLINs and their use that can be...
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