Strengthened Health System approaches will be critical for delivery of health improvements in all disease-specific areas.
Formal health systems serving poor populations in the developing world tend to be weak in components of governance, human resources, financing, essential technologies, and health information systems. Human resources are absolutely critical for improvements in health. With severe shortages of formally trained and skilled staff in all of the disease-specific areas described above, there has been a growing experience with the use of close-to-community providers or community health workers. Human resource constraints are particularly limiting in fragile, postconflict states, where disease burdens are also high. In order to overcome these and other health system constraints, effective approaches to both individual and systems capacity strengthening are required.
||REBUILD CONSORTIUM New publication: Report from the consultation on Collaboration for Applied Health Research and Delivery. more
Building a close-to-community research agenda which is fit for the future.
Kate Hawkins, 18 June 2014 more