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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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Addressing resistance to antibiotics in pluralistic health systems
G Bloom; A Wilkinson,; G Tomson, / STEPS Centre, Institute of Development Studies, 2015
There is growing international concern about the threat to public health of the emergence and spread of bacteria resistant to existing antibiotics. An effective response must invest in both the development of new drugs and measures to...
Swine flu: challenges and impact on the Indian economy
R. Sekhani / Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, 2015
The large-scale outbreak of infectious diseases can threaten the economic and regional stability of a country. In the recent past, HIV, H1N1 influenza (swine flu), H5N1 influenza (bird flu), SARS and Ebola epidemics and pandemics...
Environmental screening note for the proposed hospital development on Tristan da Cunha
V. Di bella / Evidence on Demand, 2013
This environmental screening note documents the findings of an environmental screening mission undertaken in September 2013 on behalf of DFID. The field work has been undertaken by an environmental specialist already engaged by the TD...
mHealth and Gender: Making the Connection
L Waldman; R Morgan; A George / Research in Gender and Ethics, 2015
The use of mHealth interventions withinin health systems research is increasing, with few taking into account the connections between gender and mHealth. This policy brief attempts to fill this gap by exploring key connections be...
Implementing the Basic Health Care Provision Fund in Nigeria: A framework for accountability and good governance
B Uzochukwu; O Onwujekwe; C Mbachu / Resilient and Responsive Health Systems, 2015
The new National Health Act in Nigeria aims to substantially increase revenue and improve Primary Health Care (PHC) services through the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF). In order for this additional revenue to reach PHC ...
Raising domestic resources for health: can tax revenue help fund Universal Health Coverage?
Resilient and Responsive Health Systems, 2015
For countries that aspire to achieve the goal of Universal Health Coverage, the question of how to increase funding for health is of fundamental importance. One way of increasing revenue is through improved tax collection and lar...
End of project evaluation of the Capacity Building Within Health Care : Somaliland
P. Memiah / Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - NORAD, 2015
Capacity Building within Healthcare (CBH) is a project implemented in Somaliland by the Norwegian Lutheran Mission (NLM) operating under the local name Nooleynta Naruurada Mustaqbalka (NNM). The project has been piloted since 2008/9 i...
Tracking Investments in Nutrition in Africa
C. Picanyol; S. Horton; A. Chautala / Oxford Policy Management, 2015
There is considerable interest in greater transparency and accountability for aid expenditures. One result of this is that countries receiving external assistance have been encouraged to put effort into tracking spending. Ef...
Analysis of costs and financing of the routine immunization program and new vaccine introduction in the Republic of Moldova
G. Gotsadze; K. Goguadze; I. Chikovani; D. Maceira / Curatio International Foundation, 2013
In Moldova, all primary health care facilities immunization are delivered as a fixed strategy though no outreach activities are being carried out. The study finds that Family Medicine Centres (FMCs) serve a population ranging from 40,...
Mental health care in Georgia
Curatio International Foundation, 2014
In 2014, Curatio International Foundation conducted a study on financial barriers of the mental health system. The study employed qualitative research methods as well as literature review and secondary data analysis. The study was car...
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