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Better Health Governance, Better Health Systems: The Evidence

On November 14th and 15th, USAID’s Office of Health Systems (OHS), the World Health Organization (WHO), with the support of the Health Finance and Governance Project (HFG) hosted an event, “Better Health Governance, Better Health Systems: The Evidence” in Washington, DC. This follows the Marshalling the Evidence initiative, launched in September 2016, with the objective […]

Strengthening Health System Governance for Improved Quality of Maternal Health Care in Nigeria

Gaps in availability and quality of maternal health care services constitute a major obstacle to achieving the desired maternal health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries such as Nigeria. Initiatives aimed at improving quality of maternal health care tend to address quality of care issues in isolation, without considering wider system-level issues that lead to nonexistent […]

Building the Organizational Capacity of Health Systems Global: From Start-Up to Performance

Health policy and systems research (HPSR), and health systems in general, have become the subject of intense global interest in recent years. The evidence from increased use of HPSR enhances health program design and implementation, and improves understanding of how to remove bottlenecks and better target domestic or donor investments—especially those focused on Universal Health […]

A Rapid Assessment of Key Areas of the NHSSP for Timor-Leste: Strengths, Challenges, and Opportunities for Moving Forward

Resource Type: Report Authors:  Andrea Feigl, Chris Lovelace, Nikita Ramchandani Published: 4/01/2016 Resource Description:  Since gaining its independence in 2002, Timor-Leste has made significant strides in rebuilding its political system, physical infrastructure, civil service structure, and health care system. The country has done this with substantial financial and technical donor support. In the health sector, Timor-Leste has […]

HFG Project Overview – Improving Health Finance and Governance Expands Access to Life-Saving Health Care

Resource Type: Brief Authors:  Health Finance and Governance Project Published: 6/1/2015 Resource Description: A functional health system delivers the quality health care people need, where they need it, at prices they can afford. The United States Agency for International Development’s Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Project collaborates with partners in lower middle-income countries to increase their domestic resources for health, manage […]

Experiencias Latinoamericanas en la Búsqueda de la Cobertura Universal en Salud

Resource Type: Report Authors: Ricardo Bitran, and Alejandra Burgos Published: 9/1/2012 Resource Description: Alcanzar la cobertura universal en salud (CUS) es una aspiración social fundamental de la mayoría de los países en desarrollo, pero esta plantea grandes desafíos en materia de políticas públicas. Este es el tema que aborda la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), en su […]

Assessment of the Routine Health Management Information System in Niger State, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Resource Type: Report Authors: Olusesan A. Makinde, Charles Umar, Oluwaseun Adeleke, Elizabeth M. Ohadi, Awa D. Dieng, and John S. Osika Published: 10/1/2011 Resource Description: The goal of this assessment was to evaluate the Routine Health Information System (RHIS) in Niger state. Objectives were to identify the strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities of the Health Management Information System […]

New Perspectives in Health Systems Strengthening Executive Summary

Resource Type: Brief Authors: Health Systems 20/20 Published: 7/1/2012 Resource Description: Health Systems 20/20’s four intermediate results address the financing, governance, operational, and capacity constraints that block access to and use of priority health services. Over the course of the project, eight strategies were developed to address many of these constraints, which undermine the equity, efficiency, quality, and effectiveness of […]

Health Systems Strengthening-PRO Virtual Learning Course Brief

Resource Type: Brief Authors: Health Systems 20/20 Published: 7/1/2012 Resource Description: Health Systems Strengthening-PRO is a virtual learning course for professional development. The HSS-PRO series is designed for public health professionals, policymakers, program implementers, and others with a shared interest in working to ensure that all people have access to high quality, equitable, and affordable health services.

Preventive Health Sector Assessment: the Current Landscape of Maternal and Child Health Services In Egypt

The Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP) has undertaken a series of steps to transform and strengthen the financing and delivery of health care services in Egypt. Some of these changes include moving from vertical programs to an integrated Family Health Model (FHM), changing the manner in which services are contracted and paid for, and […]

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