All posts tagged health systems strengthening

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Join the club: helping people with HIV stay on ART

by Mandip Aujla, Health Policy and Planning

It’s a cool, sunny, October morning in Khayelitsha, a densely populated township just outside of Cape Town. Fifteen people are seated in a back room of the township’s largest HIV treatment facility, the Ubuntu clinic. A warm and friendly looking woman…

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Five ways to make a health programme sustainable

by Altynay Shigayeva and Richard Coker

Substantial international funds are invested in programmes designed to control priority diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Tensions between the length of time donors’ funding is available and the time required to address public health problems have long been a concern in…

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Missing: confidence in Liberia’s health system

by Margaret E. Kruk, Associate Professor, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

“Fear of Ebola breeds a terror of physicians” proclaimed an article in the New York Times recently, observing that sick people in rural areas were more comfortable with seeking help from traditional healers than health system workers…

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Under new leadership: making the most of India’s private health care system

by Arjun Vasan and Gina Lagomarsino, Results for Development Institute

Just over three months ago, Mr. Narendra Modi was inaugurated as the 14th Prime Minister of India after his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), resoundingly defeated the ruling Congress Party. Many observers are now looking to Mr. Modi, a…

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Posting and transfer holds clues to the health of health services

By Kabir Sheikh

A contract health worker is posted in a remote health post, 700 km away from where his spouse and children live. He sees them once a year, using up most of his annual leave of 18 days, in travel. He has been applying unsuccessfully to be posted…

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How strongly committed are global organizations to the strengthening of national health systems?

By Jeremy Shiffman and Tamara Hafner

Following a period of focus on disease-specific initiatives, including the emergence of GAVI, PEPFAR and the Global Fund, a number of global health organizations have come to give attention to the issue of health systems strengthening. In a paper published earlier this year…

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