Searching with a thematic focus on Governance and Health, Health systems, Governance

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    Advancing reproductive health rights

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2016
    Civil society monitoring and advocacy that is vertically integrated across different levels of action is one strategy for seeking government accountability. This case study summary is one of a set of seven from the Philippines. Each discusses a civil society campaign in a different sector, and draws out lessons for vertical integration.
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    ICT-facilitated accountability and engagement in health systems: a review of Making All Voices Count mHealth for accountability projects

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    Information and communication technologies (ICTs) and mHealth innovations hold great potential to improve health systems and health outcomes while at the same time enhancing citizen engagement and accountability. Yet there has been little assessment of the impact of mHealth innovations on the ground.
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    Multi-level pro-poor health governance, statistical information flows and the role of regional organisations in South America and Southern Africa

    Poverty Reduction and Regional Integration, 2016
    Health governance has become multi-layered as the combined result of decentralisation, regional integration and the emergence of new actors nationally and internationally. Whereas this has – in principle – enhanced the installed capacity for health response worldwide, this complexity also poses serious challenges for health governance and policy-making.
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    Spotlight on publications: methodologies of Latin American report cards on health

    In the last decades, citizen initiatives formed by academia, the private sector and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in various Latin American countries have emerged seeking greater participation in social oversight of their cities’ public policies.  The report card methodology is one of the tools these initiatives have used.
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    Deliberating democracy: scenes from a Brazilian municipal health council

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2007
    Brazil’s participatory policy councils may have gained less international attention than Participatory Budgeting. Yet the thousands of sectoral participatory policy councils that have come into being since the early 1990s, with their hundreds of thousands of civil society representatives, are as significant a democratic innovation.
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    Are policy reforms enough to improve satisfaction with health care? Evidence from Benin

    Afrobarometer, 2015
    In 2009, the government of Benin embarked on a series of policy initiatives to increase public access to health services, especially for pregnant women, children under age 5, and the poor.
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    Are service-delivery NGOs building state capacity in the global south?: experiences from HIV/AIDS programmes in rural Uganda

    Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2013
    It is argued that NGOs, through their technocratic interventions, can have progressive impacts on political processes in developing countries. This paper investigates the role of service delivery NGOs in building state capacity in the global south, examining a Ugandan NGO called the AIDS Support Organisation (TASO) as a case study.
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    The political economy of inclusive healthcare in Cambodia

    Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2014
    Over the past 15 years, Cambodia has made significant strides in expanding effective access to free healthcare for poor people, thanks largely to ‘Health Equity Funds’ (HEFs), a multi-stakeholder health-financing mechanism. This paper argues that HEFs have been a relatively successful mechanism for expanding access to free healthcare to the poor.
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    Ebola, politics and ecology: beyond the ‘Outbreak Narrative'

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2015
    The origin of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been traced to the likely confluence of a virus, a bat, a two-year-old child and an underequipped rural health centre.
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    BRICS: emergence of health agenda

    International Organisations Research Institute, 2014
    Health is an indispensable public good. At the national level, it has been manifested in the commitment of the BRICS members of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa to scale up health financing. At the global level, it is evidenced by the international community progress on the three health-related Millennium Development Goals.