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    Human resources for health in fragile states

    The Lancet, 2008
    Human resources are crucial for a functioning health system. This short article in the Lancet shows how the global shortage of health workers is evident in many developing countries, especially in fragile states; countries whose governments, for various reasons, cannot or will not deliver core functions to most of the population.
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    Post-conflict health sectors: the myth and reality of transitional funding gaps

    KIT Development Policy & Practice, 2008
    During the transition from conflict to peace, the limited health services that exist, mainly provided by humanitarian non-governmental organisations, often come under threat of contraction.
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    From humanitarian and post-conflict assistance to health system strengthening in fragile states: clarifying the transition and the role of NGOs

    Health Systems 20/20, 2008
    In fragile states, particularly those that have experienced extended periods of conflict, health systems have typically been seriously eroded and damaged. Health infrastructure is destroyed, or is not functional.
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    Rethinking neo-liberal state building: building post-conflict development states

    Development in Practice, 2008
    In attempting to rebuild post-conflict failed states, the international community has drawn heavily on neo-liberal development paradigms. This article in Development in Practice argues that neo-liberal state building has proved ineffectual in stimulating economic development in post-conflict states, thus undermining prospects for state consolidation.
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    A guide for monitoring and evaluation of Avian Influenza programs in Southeast Asia

    MEASURE Evaluation, 2008
    As the world enters its sixth year of responding to the challenges posed by highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), the international community has recognized the need to move from an emergency mindset to a mid- to long-term perspective. Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems form a critical element in these longer-term approaches.
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    The political development of the Ghanaian national health insurance system: lessons in health governance

    Health Systems 20/20, 2007
    This paper from Health Systems 20/20 examines Ghana’s national health insurance system (NHIS). It describes the success of the project, for example within two years over a third of the country had enrolled, as well as some of the problems, such as design flaws and questions of sustainability.
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    The quality of life of Palestinians under a chronic political conflict: assessment and determinants

    Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2008
    The entrenched conflict in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) has altered social welfare and health care delivery systems in ways that pose challenges beyond those seen in other conflict or post-conflict situations. Having valid and reliable information on population health is essential for effective implementation and management of public health programs.
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    Training of HIV/AIDS committees at local government authorities

    Tanzania Commission for AIDS, 2007
    Tanzania is one of the countries hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The Tanzania Commission for AIDS was established as part of the government response to the HIV epidemic.This manual is part of the Tanzania Commission for AIDS strategic plan to coordinate and strengthen the efforts of stakeholders involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
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    Health governance: concepts, experience, and programming options

    Health Systems 20/20, 2008
    This policy brief produced by USAID provides an overview of governance in health systems. This refers to developing and putting in place effective rules for policies, programmes and activities related to fulfilling public health functions. The paper identifies health governance issues and challenges and reviews some experience with interventions to improve health governance.
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    Power to the people: evidence from a randomised field experiment of a community based monitoring project in Uganda.

    Centre for Economic Policy Research, London, 2007
    This paper presents a randomised field experiment on increasing community-based monitoring. It particularly focuses on looking at whether access to, and quality of health care can be improved by strengthening the relationship of accountability between health service providers and citizens. Key points include:

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