Category Archives: Health Systems & Research

Health Policy and Planning Supplement: Achieving integration for stronger health systems: lessons from integrating sexual & reproductive health and HIV services

Health Policy and Planning, Vol. 32, Issue suppl_4, 1 November 2017 Access all articles for free at: https://academic.oup.com/heapol/issue/32/suppl_4 The articles in this Supplement clearly illustrate that any focus on integrating health services needs to include a broader systems-wide, people-centred approach … Continue reading

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How to do (or not to do)… Measuring health worker motivation in surveys in low- and middle-income countries

by J Borghi, J Lohmann, E Daleet al. Health Policy and Planning, Published: 20 November 2017 12 pp. 375 kB https://academic.oup.com/heapol/advance-article- pdf/doi/10.1093/heapol/czx153/21864022/czx153.pdf A health system’s ability to deliver quality health care depends on the availability of motivated health workers, which … Continue reading

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Report on Financing a National Health Insurance for South Africa

The Davis Tax Committee (DTC): Ministry of Finance, South Africa, February 2017 52 pp. 1.8 MB http://www.taxcom.org.za/docs/20171113%20Financing%20a%20NHI%20for%20SA%20 -%20on%20website.pdf The Davis Tax Committee was established in 2013 by the Minister of Finance to inquire into the role of the tax system … Continue reading

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State of Health in the EU: Country Health Profiles

OECD/European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (2017) The Country Health Profiles can be found at: http://www.euro.who.int/en/about-us/partners/observatory/publications/country- health-profiles A new series of Country Health Profiles that summarize the performance of health systems in the 28 EU Member States has been … Continue reading

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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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