Health sector governance: should we be investing more?

Robert Fryatt, Sara Bennett, Agnes Soucat
BMJ Glob Health, 2017;2:e000343

7 pp. 504 kB
http://gh.bmj.com/content/bmjgh/2/2/e000343.full.pdf

Governance is central to improving health sector performance and achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC). However, the growing body of research on governance and health has not yet led to a global consensus on the need for more investment in governance interventions to improve health. This paper aims to summarise the latest evidence on the influence of governance on health, examines how we can assess governance interventions and considers what might constitute good investments in health sector governance in resource constrained settings. The paper concludes that agendas for improving governance need to be realistic and build on promising in-country innovation and the growing evidence base of what works in different settings.

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