Resource Type: Report Authors: Jenna Wright, Jeanna Holtz Published: June 2017 Resource Description: Every country has finite resources for providing health care to its citizens. Policymakers are faced with a need to determine where to target limited resources. Explicitly prioritizing certain health care services and technologies can enable low- and middle-income countries to reach key development and public health goals […]
The theme for International Women’s Day 2017 is “Be Bold for Change.” What does this mean in a health systems strengthening context? One way is working to ensure that women worldwide receive quality health care when they need it, where they need it, and at prices they can afford. It also means changing the statistics: […]
On Wednesday, January 20, USAID’s Office of Health Systems (GH/OHS) and the Health Finance & Governance (HFG) Project hosted a technical briefing session to explore essential packages of health services (EPHS) in the 24 USAID Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD) priority countries. An EPHS is a public policy tool for governing the health sector; it […]
Ending preventable child and maternal deaths is at the forefront of country and development partner health agendas. While progress has been made over the last few decades, significant challenges remain. Of all of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the least progress has been made toward Goal 5 – Improving maternal health.
Leaders in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) require timely and compelling evidence about how to strengthen their health systems to improve the health and well-being of their citizens. Yet, evidence on how to strengthen health system performance to achieve sustainable health improvements at scale, particularly toward Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD), fostering an AIDS-Free Generation (AFG), and Protecting Communities […]