Health systems strengthening

Strengthening Hospital Management in South Sudan To Improve Service Delivery

Improving hospital management structures to improve the quality of health service delivery. In any health system, hospitals are increasingly complex and costly organisations. Effective and efficient management of hospitals pose huge challenges in both developed and developing countries. However, the positive impact of an effective Hospital Management Committee and Hospital Advisory Board on hospital operations […]

Midwives’ Voices

Georgia Taylor’s work on the “Midwives’ Voices, Midwives’ Realities” report for WHO cited in statement to the 61st UN Commission on the Status of Women 2017. Read the WHO statement to CSW Download and read the full report: Midwives’ Voices, Midwives’ Realities I am so pleased to see a focus on women’s economic empowerment within the […]

Result Based Financing Part 1: From revolutionary to routine

Once considered “revolutionary innovation,” Results Based Financing in health is rapidly moving into “routine operations.” With hundreds of millions of dollars invested in establishing its “proof of principal,” questions remain about whether and when Results Based Financing is really better than more conventional input-based health financing. This is the first of a three-part blog series […]

Leaving no-one behind: focusing on women with the least social support

Current broad spectrum targeting efforts are failing to reach those who need the most support. An adaptive programming approach was employed to identify under-supported women and address the clustering of child death. The emphasis on reaching every woman and every child within the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health by 2030 is laudable. […]

Ten essential ingredients for governance reform and health system transformation

A transformation has been taking place in Northern Nigeria. Perhaps few have noticed its creeping successes; fewer mothers’ lives lost and more children living to see their sixth birthday. After all, few people know when they are part of the statistic most likely to die and even less when they become part of a decreasing […]