Health Outcomes: What Does the Evidence Tell us about the Impact of Health Systems Strengthening?
Resource Type: Presentation
Authors: Laurel Hatt, Ben Johns, Joe Naimoli
Published: March 4, 2016
Resource Description: Presented at USAID’s Global Health Mini-University, 2016.
USAID’s Office of Health Systems and the HFG Project recently launched the Impact of Health Systems Strengthening on Health report, which for the first time presents a significant body of peer-reviewed evidence linking health systems strengthening interventions to measurable impacts on health outcomes. The report identifies 13 types of health systems strengthening interventions with quantifiable effects. It shares evidence on how to strengthen health system performance to achieve sustainable health improvements at scale, particularly toward EPCMD, an AFG, and protecting communities against infectious diseases. Interventions were found to be associated with reductions in mortality and morbidity for a range of conditions, including diarrhea, malnutrition, low birth weight, and diabetes. HSS interventions are also associated with improvements in service utilization, financial protection, and quality service provision.Download