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    Essential medicines for universal health coverage

    The Lancet, 2017
    Essential medicines satisfy the priority health-care needs of the population. Essential medicines policies are crucial to promoting health and achieving sustainable development.
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    Governing health care in Uganda: explaining the mixed record on delivering rural maternal health services

    Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2016
    Uganda’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.
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    How are young people in South Africa using mobile phones to bridge healthcare gaps?

    University of Durham, 2015
    Young people account for 30% of the population in South Africa, with just under 15 million young people aged 10 – 24 years.
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    Paying primary health care centers for performance in Rwanda

    World Bank Publications, 2010
    Paying 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.
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    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 Kenya

    Global Health Action, 2015
    Community 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.
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    mHealth compendium, volume five

    US Agency for International Development, 2016
    This 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.
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    mHealth Compendium Special Edition 2016: Reaching Scale | The HIV/AIDS Network - Africa

    US Agency for International Development, 2016
    The 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, gove
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    Never again: building resilient health systems and leaning from the Ebola crisis

    Oxfam, 2016
    It 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.
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    Enhancing and maximizing participation of private health facilities in TB control

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2015
    Although 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.
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    A standardized health information system for refugee settings: rationale, challenges and the way forward

    World Health Organization, 2010
    This 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.

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