HSRC REPORT: This paper reviews experiences of social agencies contracting with the private sector to provide health care services, and focuses on the capacity of this mechanism to improve access to services by the poor.
On 12 June 2014, Professor Mark Tomlinson from Stellenbosch University, South Africa, gave a seminar to DFID health advisors on maternal mental health in the context of community based home visiting. The seminar highlighted that in low and middle income countries women and girls carry a significant care burden. They are twice as likely as… Read more
A health system consists of all the organizations, institutions, resources and people whose primary purpose is to improve health.a There is mounting evidence that health systems that can deliver services equitably and efficiently are critical for achieving improved health status. While increased attention to health systems strengthening is welcome, it requires a sound monitoring strategy… Read more