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- DocumentWorld Health Organization, 2010The WHO has launched an ambitious course of transforming health systems towards primary health care (PHC), yet integrating a gender perspective within PHC reform is a major challenge. This document aims to outline the basic elements of gender-equitable PHC reforms. The paper concludes the following:DocumentWorld Health Organization, 2011Donor commitments to health have increased more than fourfold since the Millennium Declaration was signed in September 2000. However, the simple act of raising more international funds cannot, by itself, achieve the goals if the health system is too weak to support the rapid scale-up of service coverage.DocumentBulletin of the World Health Organization : the International Journal of Public Health, 2011Over the past 15 years, performance-based financing (PBF) has been implemented in an increasing number of developing countries as a means of improving health worker performance. This article resists viewing PBF as a strategic tool to reform the health sector.DocumentHarvard University Library, 2011It is widely believed that the burden of cancer in the world can be dramatically reduced. This report aims to present the evidence that supports the case for expanded access to cancer care and control (CCC) in low and middle income countries (LMICs), and describe innovative models for achieving this goal. The document summarises information from 56 countries.Document
Innovative health service delivery models in low and middle income countries - what can we learn from the private sector?Health Research Policy and Systems, 2010This review describes a study carried out to characterise innovative health service delivery models and identify areas of innovation that have led to effective provision of care for the poor.DocumentAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science, 2010This article describes what an "open" mHealth architecture could do for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and innovation in health practices in general. Key points include:OrganisationInformation and Communications Technology (ICT) is an increasingly powerful tool for participating in global markets, promoting political accountability, improving the delivery of basic services and eDocumentBioMed Central, 2011The Brazilian health reform process, following the establishment of the Unified Health System (SUS), has had a strong emphasis on decentralisation, with a special focus on financing, management and inter-managerial agreements.Document
Human resources for health in southeast Asia: shortages, distributional challenges, and international trade in health servicesThe Lancet, 2011In this paper, published in the Lancet, the authors address the issues of shortage and maldistribution of health personnel in southeast Asia in the context of the international trade in health services.Key highlights of the paper are:DocumentWorld Bank, 2010Globally, decision makers face serious challenges in attracting health workers to rural areas. According to the authors, while decision makers have access to a wide range of policy options, the effectiveness of interventions is highly contingent on context.