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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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Cost effectiveness analysis of family planning services offered by mobile clinics versus static clinics in Assiut, Egypt
G.S. El-Deen; T. Al-Attar / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2012
Outreach clinical services –like mobile clinics– can play an important role by providing services to clients living in remote rural areas. This study reports cost effectiveness (CE) information of family planning (FP) serv...
IPR, R&D capability and health care: key issues before India
S Chaturvedi; R Srinivas / Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2009
Growing concerns relating to access to health care, stemming from the high costs of medicines, health services and diagnostics have become a major source of concern in India. The enormity of problem arises fro...
Childhood mortality and health in India
S. Sharma / Institute of Economic Growth, India, 2008
Childhood is a significant stage of life and deprivation during this period can have a long-term adverse impact on the wellbeing of children. Reduction in infant and child morality is likely the most important of the millennium...
Increasing African agency in the design of Performance Based Financing
EQUINET: Network for Equity in Health in Southern Africa, 2014
Billions of dollars are channelled each year to African governments by external funders, from global institutions such as the World Bank and Global Fund to support health systems. Much of the money is provided in the form of “Pe...
Health Centre Committees as a vehicle for social participation in health systems in east and southern Africa
EQUINET: Network for Equity in Health in Southern Africa, 2014
The adoption of primary health care (PHC) in all east and Southern African (ESA) countries means that public participation is central to the design and implementation of health systems. One mechanism for this is through Health Centre ...
Enhancing local medicine production in east and southern Africa
EQUINET: Network for Equity in Health in Southern Africa, 2014
This policy brief outlines the factors that affect medicines production in East and Southern Africa, drawing on the African Union, Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and East African Community (EAC) pharmaceutical ...
Access to socio-economic rights for non-nationals in the Southern African Development Community
Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 2012
While many countries in Africa are contemplating ways in which to extend access to social protection for their citizens, the enjoyment of socio-economic rights by non-nationals receives scarce commentary. Despite the existence of inte...
Status of disability rights in Southern Africa
H. Kotzé / Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 2012
People living with disabilities (PWD) are the most marginalised people in a region where life is already difficult for the majority of the population due to severe poverty, lack of development and high unemployment. In all countries, ...
Country profiles report Southern Africa disability rights and Law School project
Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 2012
People living with disabilities (PWD) are the most marginalised people in a region where life is already difficult for the majority of the population due to severe poverty, lack of development and high unemployment. In all countries, ...
First to go: how communities are being affected by the Global Fund crisis
Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 2012
In November 2011, facing a deficit of about half a billion dollars due to unfulfilled donor pledges, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria was forced to cancel Round 11 of its funding. In March 2012, the Open Society Initiativ...
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A scientific diagram of the circulatory system, painted on a wall in Dubangat Momicha government-run secondary school, in Ethiopia. The mural indicates the main arteries and veins of the heart.

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