Category Archives: Health Systems & Research

Resilient and Responsive Health Systems for a Changing World: Selected Papers from Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, Vancouver, Canada 14th–18th November 2016

Supplement Issue: Health Policy and Planning, Volume 32, Issue suppl_3, 1 November 2017 Access all articles for free at: https://academic.oup.com/heapol/issue/32/suppl_3 This supplement of Health Policy and Planning links to the 2016 Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Vancouver, … Continue reading

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Pathways to high and low performance: factors differentiating primary care facilities under performance-based financing in Nigeria

by Shunsuke Mabuchi, Temilade Sesan, Sara C Bennett Health Policy and Planning, Published: 25 October 2017 18 pp. 3.2 MB https://academic.oup.com/heapol/article- pdf/doi/10.1093/heapol/czx146/21382970/czx146.pdf This study investigated health facilities under the pilot performance-based financing (PBF) scheme in Nigeria, and aimed to understand … Continue reading

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The effect of a performance-based financing program on HIV and maternal/child health services in Mozambique – an impact evaluation

by Yogesh Rajkotia, Omer Zang, Pierre Nguimkeu et al. Health Policy and Planning, 0, 2017, 1–11, Published: 23 October 2017 11 pp. 260 kB https://academic.oup.com/heapol/article- pdf/doi/10.1093/heapol/czx106/21359837/czx106.pdf Performance-based financing (PBF) is a mechanism by which health providers are paid on the … Continue reading

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10 Best resources for community engagement in implementation research

by Douglas Glandon, Ligia Paina, Olakunle Alonge et al. Health Policy and Planning, – Published: 30 October 2017 9 pp. 170 kB https://academic.oup.com/heapol/article- pdf/doi/10.1093/heapol/czx123/21486074/czx123.pdf Implementation research (IR) focuses on understanding how and why interventions produce their effects in a given … Continue reading

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Understanding Drivers of Infant Deaths in Rural Rwanda Through Verbal and Social Autopsy: a Mixed Methods Analysis

by Shalini Navale, Lameck Habumugisha, Cheryl Amoroso et al. Annals of Global Health (2017) – Article in Press 25 pp. 1.0 MB http://www.annalsofglobalhealth.org/article/S2214-9996(17)30684-7/pdf Rwanda has been a leader in the global effort to reduce infant mortality particularly in regions of … Continue reading

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TDR Implementation Research Toolkit

The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), Pre-print version for user review (November 2017) 7 Modules (packed with pkzip 5.6 MB): http://adphealth.org/irtoolkit/upload/download/TDR%20Implementation%20research% 20toolkit.zip This toolkit is designed to help you conduct an implementation research (IR) project … Continue reading

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Global health research in an unequal world: ethics case studies from Africa

by Gemma Aellah, Tracey Chantler, P. Wenzel Geissler CAB International, 2016 275 pp. 5.8 MB http://www.cabi.org/cabebooks/FullTextPDF/2016/20163308509.pdf This book is a collection of fictionalised case studies of everyday ethical dilemmas and challenges, encountered in the process of conducting global health research … Continue reading

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Community Health Worker Programmes in the WHO African Region: Policy Brief

by Nana Twum Danso, Uta Lehmann, Jennifer Nyoni et al. World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa, 2017 32 pp. 5.4 MB http://www.afro.who.int/sites/default/files/2017- 07/Community%20Health%20Worker%20Policy%20Brief%20-%20English_0.pdf The purpose of this policy brief is to inform discussions and decisions in the World Health … Continue reading

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Digital Health for Systems: Strengthening Family Planning Systems Through Time and Resource Efficiencies

by Nicole Ippoliti, Trinity Zan, Margaret D’Adamo et al. High-Impact Practices in Family Planning (HIPs), 2017 8 pp. 782 kB https://www.fphighimpactpractices.org/wp- content/uploads/2017/09/DigitalHealthForSystems.pdf This new HIP brief summarizes the experience and evidence for the most commonly used digital health technologies aimed … Continue reading

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Improving inpatient medication adherence using attendant education in a tertiary care hospital in Uganda

by Patricia Alupo, Richard Ssekitoleko, Tracy Rabin et al. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Vol. 29, Issue 4, 1 August 2017, pp. 587–592 6 pp. 500 kB https://academic.oup.com/intqhc/article-pdf/29/4/587/20148394/mzx075.pdf Poor adherence to prescribed inpatient medications was identified as a … Continue reading

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