Presented at USAID’s Global Health Mini-University, 2016. After the recent Ebola outbreak, global health experts have turned to resilience frameworks used by other fields such as agriculture and engineering to understand how to build health systems that can withstand shocks, including infectious disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and political conflict. Speakers first briefly outlined each of […]
A new series of country profiles analyzes the governance dimensions of Essential Packages of Health Services (EPHS) in the 24 Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD) priority countries. An EPHS can be defined as the package of services that the government is providing or is aspiring to provide to its citizens in an equitable […]
The government of the Republic of Liberia published its EPHS in the National Health and Social Welfare Policy and Plan 2011–2021 and the accompanying policy document Essential Package of Health Services, Phase One (2011). The EPHS is clearly defined by specific health interventions and by service delivery level.
Resource Type: Report Authors: Lindsay Morgan Published: 8/1/2012 Resource Description: Can performance-based incentive (PBI) programs—programs that reward the delivery of outputs and outcomes with financial incentives—stimulate quality family planning (FP) service provision and enable women to access FP services? Or is incentivizing FP too riddled with risk, too liable to encourage providers to coerce patients or to cause […]
Resource Type: Report Authors: Alex Ergo and Ligia Paina Published: 8/1/2012 Resource Description: Verification in Performance-based Incentive (PBI) schemes aims to ensure that reported data accurately reflects actual performance, both by detecting and correcting misreporting, and by identifying and deterring fraud. In doing so, PBI verification guarantees the credibility of the scheme so that the different stakeholders trust […]
Resource Type: Brief Authors: Avril Ogrodnick, Tesfaye Dereje, and Megan Meline Published: 2/6/2012 Resource Description: After signing the 2003 peace accord, Liberia’s government engaged with international partners to rehabilitate the health system. Between 2006 and 2010, the country’s infant and under-five mortality rates declined steadily. By 2010, the total number of new or reconstructed health facilities had increased to 550. Preventable conditions […]
Resource Type: Report Authors: Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Liberia and Health Systems 20/20 Project Published: 11/1/2011 Resource Description: National Health Accounts (NHA) exercise is an internationally recognized methodology used to track total expenditures in a health system for a specified period of time. Liberia performed the NHA in financial year (FY) 2009/2010—the second time the […]
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