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Health Systems 20/20 and Measuring and Monitoring Health System Performance

Resource Type: Brief Authors: Health Systems 20/20 Published: 10/1/2011 Resource Description: This brief outlines the Health Systems 20/20 approach to measuring and monitoring health system performance. Implementing health plans and policies that are based on evidence requires monitoring, evaluating, and communicating health system performance measures. Developing countries often have an abundance of information about their health system – their challenge is to bring together the […]

Health Systems 20/20 and Governance

Resource Type: Brief Authors: Health Systems 20/20 Published: 10/1/2011 Resource Description: This brief outlines Health Systems 20/20’s approach to governance. Health Systems 20/20 approaches health governance through a framework that defines the rules, roles, responsibilities, and institutions that shape the interactions among three main sets of actors: citizens/service users, government officials, and health service providers. These interactions include […]

Health Systems 20/20 and Capacity Building

Resource Type: Brief Authors: Health Systems 20/20 Published: 10/1/2011 Resource Description: Without the appropriate skills and knowledge to run an organization and allocate resources, a country’s government, the private sector, and civil society cannot meet the health care and other needs of its citizens. Health Systems 20/20 is working with government counterparts and local and regional institutions to […]

Health Systems 20/20 Project Brief

Resource Type: Brief Authors: Health Systems 20/20 Published: 10/1/2011 Resource Description: Health Systems 20/20 is USAID’s flagship project for strengthening health systems worldwide. By supporting countries to improve their health financing, governance, operations, and institutional capacities, Health Systems 20/20 helps eliminate barriers to the delivery and use of priority health care, such as HIV/AIDS services, tuberculosis treatment, reproductive […]

Measuring and Monitoring Country Progress towards Universal Health Coverage

Resource Type: Report, Presentation Authors: Health Systems 20/20 Published: 8/1/2012 Resource Description: In recent years, many countries have declared their commitment to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) and introduced policies and approaches to achieve that goal. However, currently, there are few guidelines for measuring and monitoring countries’ progress towards UHC. The Health Systems 20/20 Project reviewed UHC indicators […]

Measuring Health Systems Performance in Vietnam: Results from Eight Provincial Health Systems Assessments

Resource Type: Presentation Authors: Health Systems 20/20 Published: 4/2/2010 Resource Description: The Health Strategy and Policy Institute (Ministry of Health-Vietnam) recently conducted a sub-national health systems assessment in eight provinces of Vietnam with technical assistance from the Health Systems 20/20 project. The assessments provide a snapshot of how the health system is performing in the areas of governance, […]

National Health Accounts and Public Expenditure Reviews: Redundant or Complementary Tools?

Resource Type: Brief Authors: Hailu Zelelew and Susna De Published: 1/1/2009 Resource Description: In the late 1980s and 1990s, poor health outcomes in sub-Saharan African countries were critical issues in discussions at global and regional forums. A common belief was that poor health outcomes in these countries were due partly to inadequate financing of social sectors and social protection-related services. However, what was not known was: […]

From Humanitarian and Post-conflict Assistance to Health System Strengthening in Fragile States: Clarifying the Transition and the Role of NGOs

This policy brief focuses on the transition from emergency assistance and relief to strengthening the health system for the long term, and the role of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and how they can help fragile states to rehabilitate their health systems. There is general agreement

Zambia Country Brief – Health Systems 20/20

Resource Type: Brief Authors: Health Systems 20/20 Published: 8/17/2007 Resource Description: Zambia, a low-income country in southern Africa (gross domestic product [GDP] per capita is $336) faces many of the health systems challenges that its sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and low-income peers do. In the hope of improving some of the country’s poor health indicators, including some of the world’s highest maternal […]

PHR Plus Overview

Resource Type: Report Authors: Partners for Health Reformplus Published: 1/1/2000 Resource Description: Partners for Health Reformplus was USAID’s flagship project for health policy and health system strengthening in developing and transitional countries. The five-year project (2000-2005) built on the predecessor Partnerships for Health Reform Project, continuing PHR’s focus on health policy, financing, and organization, with new emphasis […]

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