Cabinet approves new service delivery model

Parliament - Cabinet approved a new service delivery model to ensure maximum collaboration between the three spheres of government, Presidency Minister Jackson Mthembu said on Thursday. Briefing the media on the outcomes of the fortnightly Cabinet meeting, Mthembu said the new district-based service delivery model will align the three levels of government when projects and … Continue reading Cabinet approves new service delivery model

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Organisation of primary health care systems in low- and middle-income countries: review of evidence on what works and why in the Asia-Pacific region

Abstract Introduction This paper synthesises evidence on the organisation of primary health care (PHC) service delivery in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) in the Asia Pacific and identifies evidence of effective approaches and pathways of impact in this region. Methods We developed a conceptual framework describing key inputs and outcomes of PHC as the basis of a … Continue reading Organisation of primary health care systems in low- and middle-income countries: review of evidence on what works and why in the Asia-Pacific region

Strengthening Primary Health Care Through Research: Prioritized knowledge needs to achieve the promise of the Astana Declaration

What kind of evidence do we need to strengthen primary healthcare in the 21st century? (16 August, 2019) Lisa R Hirschhorn, Etienne V Langlois, Asaf Bitton, Abdul Ghaffar Three-way partnerships fuel primary health care success (16 August, 2019) Abdul Ghaffar, Soumya Swaminathan, Anuradha Gupta, Stefan Swartling Peterson, David Bishai Bridging the ‘two communities’: how an emerging primary healthcare global research consortium can help achieve universal health coverage in low and middle-income countries (16 August, … Continue reading Strengthening Primary Health Care Through Research: Prioritized knowledge needs to achieve the promise of the Astana Declaration

Corruption in Anglophone West Africa health systems: a systematic review of its different variants and the factors that sustain them

Abstract West African countries are ranked especially low in global corruption perception indexes. The health sector is often singled out for particular concern given the role of corruption in hampering access to, and utilization of health services, representing a major barrier to progress to universal health coverage and to achieving the health-related Sustainable Development Goals. … Continue reading Corruption in Anglophone West Africa health systems: a systematic review of its different variants and the factors that sustain them

Health in Africa: 5 priorities for the G-7 Biarritz Summit

Despite increasing threats to multilateralism, the G-7 countries assemble August 24-26 in Biarritz, France, with the fight against inequality at the core of this year’s priorities. In a bid to forge a renewed partnership with the developing world, African partners are also invited to the table. This is a welcome focus, particularly for global health, … Continue reading Health in Africa: 5 priorities for the G-7 Biarritz Summit

Expectations of healthcare quality: A crosssectional study of internet users in 12 lowand middle-income countries

Abstract Background High satisfaction with healthcare is common in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), despite widespread quality deficits. This may be due to low expectations because people lack knowledge about what constitutes good quality or are resigned about the quality of available services. Methods and findings We fielded an internet survey in Argentina, China, Ghana, … Continue reading Expectations of healthcare quality: A crosssectional study of internet users in 12 lowand middle-income countries