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Publications

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Antimicrobial resistance and Universal Health Coverage

Future Health Systems

Bloom G, Wilkinson A and Buckland Merritt G (2017) Antimicrobial resistance and Universal Health Coverage, In Antimicrobial resistance in the Asia Pacific region: a development agenda (pp. 9-21). Manila, Philippines. World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.

Chapter two highlights priorities for an integrated approach for addressing AMR by strengthening universal health coverage (UHC). It focuses on the use of drugs in outpatient settings. The chapter gives particular consideration to low- and middle-income countries with pluralistic health systems, where government provision and health markets combine and where people seek treatment for a large proportion of common infections in weakly regulated markets.

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A Practical Guide to Implementation Research on Health Systems

Future Health Systems

Lucas H and Zwarenstein M (2016) A Practical Guide to Implementation Research on Health Systems, Brighton: Institute of Development Studies

This is an open access resource targeted primarily at post-graduate students intending to undertake field research on health systems interventions in resource-poor environments.

The book consists of twelve chapters addressing theory, methodology, analysis, and influencing policy. Each consists of both original text and links to relevant, open access, web-based journal and multi-media materials, including selected case studies. 

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Climate health and resilience: A photovoice exploration in the Indian Sundarbans

Future Health Systems

Working with several women’s groups in the Sundarbans, FHS provided a range of trainings – on how to use digital cameras, how to approach a picture subject, and getting people’s consent – to study participants. In turn, the participants used the cameras provided to them to capture images that explain how a changing climate affects their daily livelihoods, barriers that exist to accessing health services, and ways that locals are adapting to these challenges.

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Challenges of Livelihood and Inclusive Rural Development in the Era of Globalization

Future Health Systems

Challenges of livelihood and inclusive rural development in the era of globalization deals with different challenges in rural development and recommended practical ideas for development. This book is an extremely timely publication when the prevailing situations are putting more and more emphasis on the sharing of knowledge and ideas in the development sector. The research papers highlighting strength of our programmes and focuses on the areas of intervention. Researchers and general readers will find this volume very informative and useful in the area of policy making.
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Transforming Health Markets in Asia and Africa: Improving quality and access for the poor

Future Health Systems

There has been a dramatic spread of health markets in much of Asia and Africa over the past couple of decades. This has substantially increased the availability of health-related goods and services in all but the most remote localities, but it has created problems with safety, efficiency and cost. The effort to bring order to these chaotic markets is almost certain to become one of the greatest challenges in global health. This book documents the problems associated with unregulated health markets and presents innovative approaches that have emerged to address them. It outlines a framework that researchers, policy makers and social entrepreneurs can use to analyse health market systems and assess the likely outcome of alternative interventions. The book presents a new way of understanding highly marketised health systems, applies this understanding to an analysis of health markets in countries across Asia and Africa and identifies some of the major new developments for making these markets perform better in meeting the needs of the poor. It argues that it is time to move beyond ideological debates about the roles of public and private sectors in an ideal health system and focus more on understanding the operation of these markets and developing practical strategies for improving their performance. This book is ideal reading for researchers and students in public health, development studies, public policy and administration, health economics, medical anthropology, and science and technology studies. It is also a valuable resource for policy makers, social entrepreneurs, and planners and managers in public and private sector health systems, including pharmaceutical companies, aid agencies, NGOs and international organisations.
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Doctoring the Village Doctors: Giving Attention Where it is Due

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Previous work from ICDDR,B established village doctors as an important player Bangladesh’s healthcare system, as they are often the first port of call for the rural poor. Considering this importance and the huge shortfall of formally trained health workforce in the country, there is a clear need to improve the quality of the services offered by these semi-trained village doctors. In response, a team of ICDDR,B researchers tested a package of interventions, which included training of the village doctors, establishing a community watch for improved accountability and establishing branded franchise of better trained village doctors.
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卫生服务提供体系创新:公立医院法人化 (中文版)

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《卫生服务提供体系创新:公立医院法人化》系世界银行经济学家对多个发达国家(地区)和发展中国家(地区)的公立医院改革进行研究的一项成果。《卫生服务提供体系创新:公立医院法人化》清晰地提出了公立医院的改革目的,阐述了其改革的理论基础,提出了分析、评价公立医院改革的基本框架。强调只有外部环境和内部治理的制度安排相互作用和协调一致,公立医院的改革才能成功。《卫生服务提供体系创新:公立医院法人化》利用原苏东地区和拉丁美洲地区的综述及九个国家(地区)案例研究的数据,对公立医院组织变革的全球经验进行了比较分析。作者通过系统、翔实的资料和深入的分析向读者展示了英国、新西兰、澳大利亚、中国香港、马来西亚、新加坡、突尼斯、印度尼西亚和厄瓜多尔等九个国家(地区)的公立医院改革的鲜活案例。《卫生服务提供体系创新:公立医院法人化》对公立医院改革的研究者和实践者大有裨益。
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Villagers’ evaluation of a community-based health insurance scheme in Thmar Pouk, Cambodia

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There is growing international evidence that the effectiveness of health services stems primarily from the extent to which the incentives facing providers and consumers are aligned with "better health" objectives. Efficiency in health service provision requires that providers and consumers have incentives to use healthcare resources in ways that generate the maximum health gains. Equity in at least one sense requires that consumers requiring the same care are treated equally, irrespective of their ability to pay. Efficiency in the use of health services requires that consumers are knowledgeable about the services on offer and which are most appropriate to their needs. Although these principles are enshrined in the design of every health system in the world, they have proven extremely difficult to apply in practice. Healthcare providers have financial obligations to their families as well as professional obligations to their patients. Health service consumers generally lack information about both their health and health services so that they under-consume or over-consume healthcare.
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Health for the rural masses: Insights from Chakaria

Future Health Systems

Health for the rural masses: Insights from Chakaria provides an overview of the situation of health system as it exists in rural Chakaria, Bangladesh. The findings highlight the construct of the existing health systems, people’s health seeking behaviours, the role of formal and informal healthcare providers, the size of health market, and costs of healthcare.
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Improving Health Service Delivery in Developing Countries: From Evidence to Action

Future Health Systems

Improving Health Service Delivery in Developing Countries presents evidence on strategies for strengthening health service delivery, based on systematic reviews of the literature, quantitative and qualitative analyses of existing data, and seven country case studies.
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