Health Systems and Eye Health

Understanding how health systems function and react can be quite complex. In order to clarify what health systems are, the present working paper describes the six main foundations of a health system: human resources, finance, health information, governance, service delivery and consumables and technology. Then through concrete examples, the authors show how general health systems…

Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

Health systems strengthening has become a new buzzword in international health. There is now considerable debate over whether “vertical” disease-specific health interventions overburden national health systems generally. And there is a general consensus that more research is needed. In this paper Dr Haroon Awan summarises the recommendations that emerged from the first Global Symposium on…