Category Archives: Health Systems & Research

A Practical Guide to Implementation Research on Health Systems

by Henry Lucas and Merrick Zwarenstein Future Health Systems, November 2016 Download chapter by chapter as PDF files at: http://courses.arcade-project.org/course/view.php?id=9 or book as one ePub document at: http://courses.arcade-project.org/mod/resource/view.php?id=628 This is an open access resource targeted primarily at post-graduate students intending … Continue reading

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Health at a Glance 2017: OECD Indicators

OECD Publishing, 2017 220 pp. 5.8 MB – download as PDF at: http://www.oecd.org/health/health-systems/health-at-a-glance-19991312.htm This new edition of Health at a Glance presents the most recent comparable data on the health status of populations and health system performance in OECD countries. … Continue reading

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Health systems development in Thailand: a solid platform for successful implementation of universal health coverage

by Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Woranan Witthayapipopsakul, Warisa Panichkriangkrai et al. The Lancet – Published Online January 31, 2018 18 pp. 1.3 MB http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(18)30198-3.pdf Since 1975, targeted insurance schemes in Thailand for different population groups have improved financial access to health care … Continue reading

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South African District Health Barometer 2016/17

by Naomi Massyn, Ashnie Padarath, Nazia Peer, Candy Day Health Systems Trust, November 2017 839 pp. 20.5 MB http://www.hst.org.za/publications/District%20Health%20Barometers/District%20Healt h%20Barometer%202016-2017.pdf This annual publication provides an overview of the performance of public health services in South Africa and has become an … Continue reading

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Family medicine around the world: overview by region

by Neil Arya, Christine Gibson, David Ponka et al. Canadian Family Physician, June 2017, 63 (6) 436-441 6 pp. 131 kB http://www.cfp.ca/content/63/6/436.full-text.pdf The object of the study was to demonstrate how family medicine has been recognized and integrated into primary … Continue reading

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Draft thirteenth general programme of work 2019–2023

Promote health, keep the world safe, serve the vulnerable World Health Organization, January 2018 45 pp. 1.0 MB http://apps.who.int/gb/ebwha/pdf_files/EB142/B142_3-en.pdf?ua=1 There is a palpable sense of energy and excitement at the World Health Organization (WHO) these days, as witnessed during last … Continue reading

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Building a movement for health – a tool for (health) activists

Edited by Chiara Bodini People’s Health Movement (PHM), Cape Town and Third World Health Aid, Brussels, 2017 146 pp. 15.1 MB https://twha.be/sites/default/files/PHM-Building_A_Movement_For_Health.pdf This book is intended to be an aid in the struggle for health equity, which is the struggle … Continue reading

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Revitalizing Health for All: Case Studies of the Struggle for Comprehensive Primary Health Care

Editors: Ronald Labonté, David Saunders, Corinne Packer, and Nikki Schaay University of Toronto Press, IDRC, May 25, 2017 369 pp. 2.2 MB https://idl-bnc-idrc.dspacedirect.org/bitstream/handle/10625/56398/IDL-56398.pdf The concept of Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) focuses on health system efforts to improve equity in … Continue reading

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Healthy Lives for Vulnerable Women and Children: Applying Health Systems Research

by Sue Godt, Irene Agyepong, Walter Flores et al. In Focus, IDRC, October 2017 139 pp. 1.4 MB https://idl-bnc-idrc.dspacedirect.org/bitstream/handle/10625/56725/IDL-56725.pdf Tremendous challenges remain to ensure that the most vulnerable populations, including women, children, and adolescents, are able to enjoy the healthy … Continue reading

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Financing and Payment Models for Primary Health Care: Six Lessons from JLN Country Implementation Experience

Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN), 2017 24 pp. 2.4 MB http://www.jointlearningnetwork.org/resources/download/get_file/ZW50cnlfaWQ6NTY 3OXxmaWVsZF9uYW1lOnJlc291cmNlX2ZpbGV8dHlwZTpmaWxl In most countries, primary health care (PHC) providers are the first point of contact that most people have with the larger health care system. Primary … Continue reading

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