In many countries, the media has a potentially key role to play in advancing the health agenda. Journalists can shine a light on critical, but often underreported stories by connecting the dots for the public, civil society organizations, and decision-makers so they can fully understand health priorities and the funding and governance issues behind them. The World Health Organization estimates […]
Getting access to affordable, quality health care is a universal story that touches virtually every family in the world. At the same time, providing quality health services and access to trained health professionals is a challenge for governments. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 150 million people worldwide face “catastrophic expenditure” because of high […]
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 […]
As Haiti continues to rebuild its health system after the devastating 2010 earthquake, the Ministry of Health is addressing the dual challenge of how to mobilize sufficient funds for health care and how to efficiently manage and allocate those resources to provide quality care to the Haitian people.
Resource Type: Brief Authors: Kate Greene, Megan Meline, Health Finance and Governance Project Published: May 2014 Resource Description: Haiti has a long tradition of educating high quality nurses. However, in recent years the number of private nursing training institutions has increased substantially: there are now more than 400 private nursing school operating throughout the country. As a result […]
Resource Type: Brief Authors: Deborah Dangay, Itamar Katz, Wendy Wong, and Megan Meline Published: 6/1/2012 Resource Description: Sustainability analysis is becoming a requirement in today’s resource-constrained environment. This brief highlights the realities of the HIV/AIDS funding climate and shows how Health Systems 20/20’s HIV/AIDS Program Sustainability Analysis Tool (HAPSAT) can provide the necessary analysis to aid policymakers in […]
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: Brief Authors: Amy Taye, Fred Rosensweig, and Megan Meline Published: 1/1/2012 Resource Description: Over the past decade, Vietnam has made important achievements in both its economic and social sectors, including health. Compared to countries of a similar economic status, Vietnam is considered to have fairly good health outcomes. Life expectancy at birth, for example, has increased […]