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WHO guideline recommendations on digital interventions for health system strengthening

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)

The key aim of this guideline is to present recommendations based on a critical evaluation of the evidence on emerging digital health interventions that are contributing to health system improvements, based on an assessment of the benefits, harms, acceptability, feasibility, resource use and equity considerations. This guideline urges readers to recognize that digital health interventions are not a substitute for functioning health systems, and that there are significant limitations to what digital health is able to address

Improving the quality of health services: tools and resources

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)

This compendium collates current tools and resources on quality improvement developed by the WHO Service Delivery and Safety Department and provides examples of how the tools and resources have been applied in country settings. The target audience for this document are ministries of health, facility quality improvement teams, researchers and development agencies. WHO technical programmes, regional and country offices can also use the document in their technical cooperation work with the identified audience. Those working to improve the quality of health service delivery can also make good use of this resource

Health System Review: Achievements and Challenges

Tangcharoensathien, Viroy; Patcharanarumol, Walaiporn; Panichkriangkrai, Warisa, Eds.: World Health Organization (WHO), (2016)

Policy Note: Thailand Health Systems in Transition
By 2002, Universal Health Coverage was achieved through three public insurance schemes: the Civil Servant Medical Benefit Scheme (CSMBS) for civil servants and their dependents, Social Health Insurance (SHI) for formal sector employees, and the Universal Coverage Scheme (UCS) for the remainder of the population.
The establishment of these three schemes has changed the way health care is financed. A supply-led system, under which all Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) health facilities received an annual budget allocation from the MOPH, has now been completely replaced by a system in which the three public purchasers - separated through a purchaser-provider split - manage a demand-led system of financing.

Delivering quality health services: A global imperative for universal health coverage

Kieny, Marie-Paule; Evans, Timothy Grant; Scarpetta, Stefano; Kelley, Edward T.; Klazinga, Niek; Forde, Ian; Veillard, Jeremy Henri Maurice; Leatherman, Sheila; Syed, Shamsuzzoha; Kim, Sun Mean; Nejad, Sepideh Bagheri; Donaldson, Liam, Eds.: World Health Organization (WHO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and The World Bank, (2018)

Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels.
Today, inaccurate diagnosis, medication errors, inappropriate or unnecessary treatment, inadequate or unsafe clinical facilities or practices, or providers who lack adequate training and expertise prevail in all countries.
The situation is worst in low and middle-income countries where 10 percent of hospitalized patients can expect to acquire an infection during their stay, as compared to seven percent in high income countries. This is despite hospital acquired infections being easily avoided through better hygiene, improved infection control practices and appropriate use of antimicrobials.. At the same time, one in ten patients is harmed during medical treatment in high income countries.

The role of an essential health benefit in health systems in east and southern Africa: Learning from regional research

R. Loewenson, M. Mamdani and others, Eds.: Regional Network for Equity in Health in east and southern Africa (EQUINET), (2018)

Regional Network for Equity in Health in east and southern Africa (EQUINET): Disussion Paper 113
This report synthesises the learning across the full programme of work. It presents the methods used, the context and policy motivations for developing EHBs; how they are being defined, costed, disseminated and used in health systems, including for service provision and quality, resourcing and purchasing services and monitoring and accountability on service delivery and performance, and for learning, useful practice and challenges faced.

Rapport annuel 2016 du Bureau de la Représentation de l’OMS au Niger

Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS), Niger, (2016)

Le présent rapport annuel 2016 met en exergue la contribution du Bureau de la Représentation de l’OMS aux efforts de santé du gouvernement du Niger. Il porte sur l’état de réalisation des activités planifiées dans le plan de travail biennal 2016-2017 entre l’OMS et le Ministère de la Santé Publique. Les activités réalisées ont pu aboutir grâce à une étroite collaboration établie entre les équipes techniques du bureau de l’OMS et du Ministère de la Santé ainsi qu’avec les partenaires au secteur de la santé.

The H6 Partnership vision

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), (2018)

A catalyst for transformation in the United Nations to deliver health results for women, children and adolescents in support of the Sustainable Development Goals

2018 Global reference list of 100 core health indicators (‎plus health-related SDGs)‎

World Health Organization WHO, (2018)

The Global Reference List of 100 Core Health Indicators is a standard set of core indicators prioritized by the global community to provide concise information on the health situation and trends, including responses at national and global levels. This second (2018) edition builds on the previous work of the inter-agency working group that was commissioned by global health leaders to reduce reporting burden. The 2018 list of indicators contains modifications and additions to indicators and metadata elements to reflect the recommended health and health-related indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals, including universal health coverage.

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