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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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Review and synthesis - ten years of research evidence in health and development: ESRC-DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research
Sridhar Venkatapuram; Adam Coutts; Pooja Mall / Economic and Social Research Council, UK 2016
The ESRC–DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research was established in 2005 in order to ‘provide a robust conceptual and empirical basis for development and enhance the quality and impact of social science research whi...
Multi-level pro-poor health governance, statistical information flows and the role of regional organisations in South America and Southern Africa
Poverty Reduction and Regional Integration 2016
Health governance has become multi-layered as the combined result of decentralisation, regional integration and the emergence of new actors nationally and internationally. Whereas this has – in principle – enhanced the insta...
Intrapartum oxytocin (mis)use in South Asia
P. Brhlikova; Patricia Jeffery; Gitanjali Priti Bhatia; Sakshi Khurana / Journal of Health Studies 2009
Oxytocin is a natural hormone with uterine stimulant properties that plays a prominent role in obstetric practice. Clinical guidelines for oxytocin use intrapartum emphasise that injudicious use has serious potential for adverse outco...
Paying primary health care centers for performance in Rwanda
Paulin Basinga; P.J. Gertler / World Bank Publications 2010
Paying for performance (P4P) provides financial incentives for providers to increase the use and quality of care. P4P can affect health care by providing incentives for providers to put more effort into specific activities, and by inc...
Children’s mobility in Ghana: An overview of methods and findings from the Ghana research study
Gina Porter; Kate Hampshire; Albert Abane / Society, Biology and Human Affairs 2011
This paper is part of a collection forming A Special Issue, which covers selected themes from a larger project on child mobility in Ghana, Malawi and South Africa. The themes are those which individual members of the Ghana research te...
Using provider performance incentives to increase HIV testing and counseling services in Rwanda
Damien de Walque / World Bank Publications 2013
Paying for performance provides financial rewards to medical care providers for improvements in performance measured by specific utilisation and quality of care indicators. In 2006, Rwanda began a paying for performance scheme to impr...
What do community health workers have to say about their work, and how can this inform improved programme design? A case study with CHWs within Kenya
Martin Oliver / Global Health Action 2015
Community health workers (CHWs) are used increasingly in the world to address shortages of health workers and the lack of a pervasive national health system. However, while their role is often described at a policy level, it is not cl...
Barriers to completing TB diagnosis in Yemen: services should respond to patients’ needs
Rachel M. Anderson de Cuevas / PLoS ONE 2014
Obtaining a diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) is a prerequisite for accessing specific treatment, yet one third of estimated new cases are missed worldwide by National Programmes. This study investigated economic, geographical, socio-cul...
Helpdesk report: Comparative advantage of the private sector in delivery of health services
Evie Browne / Health and Education Advice and Resource Team 2016
This Helpdesk Report responds to the following query: What are the areas of likely comparative advantage of the private sector in delivery of health care services for public health goals particularly in the areas of MNCH and SRH inclu...
Managing the public-€“private mix to achieve universal health coverage
K. Hanson; B. McPake / The Lancet 2016
The private sector has a large and growing role in health systems in low-income and middle-income countries. The goal of universal health coverage provides a renewed focus on taking a system perspective in designing policies to manage...
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