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- DocumentThe Lancet, 2017Essential medicines satisfy the priority health-care needs of the population. Essential medicines policies are crucial to promoting health and achieving sustainable development.Document
Governing health care in Uganda: explaining the mixed record on delivering rural maternal health servicesEffective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2016Uganda’s ruling party, the National Resistance Movement (NRM), came to power with a ‘Ten-Point Plan’. This outlined clear and specific ideas about what was needed to improve service delivery, and the role the public would play in achieving this objective and wider ambitions.DocumentUniversity of Durham, 2015Young people account for 30% of the population in South Africa, with just under 15 million young people aged 10 – 24 years.DocumentWorld Bank Publications, 2010Paying 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 increasing the amount of resources available to finance the delivery of services.Document
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 KenyaGlobal Health Action, 2015Community 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 clear how these ideals are instantiated in practice, how best to support this work, or how the work is interpreted by local actors.DocumentUS Agency for International Development, 2016This fifth volume of the mHealth Compendium, produced by the African Strategies for Health Project for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is a collection of 41 case studies submitted by various implementing partners which document a range of mHealth applications being implemented mainly throughout Africa, but also in other regions of the world.DocumentUS Agency for International Development, 2016The mHealth Compendium Special Edition 2016: Reaching Scale presents ten in-depth profiles of mHealth programmes that have grown in scale over time. This edition follows on from a series of five mHealth Compendiums which were produced by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Africa Bureau project, African Strategies for Health (ASH), to help USAID missions, goveDocumentOxfam, 2016It took the threat of a global health crisis to illustrate the failings of Africa’s health systems. Resilient health systems, free at the point of use, are evidently a global public good. They are essential for the provision of universal health coverage and for a prompt response to outbreaks of disease.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2015Although free services and drugs are available in various Directly Observed Treatment Short Course (DOTS) units, many tuberculosis (TB) patients still prefer to go to private health facilities due to proximity and better quality of service.Document
A standardized health information system for refugee settings: rationale, challenges and the way forwardWorld Health Organization, 2010This paper discusses the rationale for establishing a refugee health information system (HIS) in countries that host camp-based refugee populations. It attempts to dispel a common misconception that refugee and national HIS are two competing and incompatible alternatives. Instead it describes how a refugee HIS can be used to support data management within host government systems.