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    • Accountability in Health Service Delivery: a Community Scorecard Exploration in Rural Bangladesh 

      Hoque, Shahidul; Hossain, Aazia; Mahmood, Shehrin Shaila (Future Health Systems, 2018-12)
      Community clinics were established by the Government of Bangladesh with an aim to extend primary health services to the grassroots population in rural areas. Currently there are 13,500 CCs throughout the country and each ...
    • A Practical Guide to Implementation Research on Health Systems 

      Lucas, Henry; Zwarenstein, Merrick (Future Health Systems, 2016-11-08)
      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 ...
    • Children of an Uncertain Climate 

      Ghosh, Upasona; Vadrevu, Lalitha Swathi; Mandal, Arnab (Future Health Systems, 2018-06)
      Child health is extremely vulnerable in the Indian Sundarbans region due to its problems of geographical inaccessibility and economic vulnerability. Climate change is an extra burden to the already existing vulnerabilities. ...
    • Lessons From Results-Based Financing to Improve Health Services in Afghanistan 

      Gatellier, Karine; Peters, David (Future Health Systems, 2019-02-01)
      The Afghanistan experience of nearly 15 years of contracting for health services has demonstrated both how results-based financing (RBF) can serve to increase utilisation of health services and the equity in use, as well ...
    • The State of Healthcare Access in Freetown’s Informal Settlements 

      Macarthy, Joseph M.; Conteh, Abu; Sellu, Sudie Austina; Doughty, Thomas (Future Health Systems, 2018-12)
      Unequal access to healthcare exacerbates poor health due to their living conditions of those living in informal settlements across Freetown. This issue brief provides an insight into the current state of healthcare provision ...
    • Waste Management Challenges in Freetown’s Informal Settlements 

      Macarthy, Joseph M.; Conteh, Abu; Sellu, Sudie Austina; Doughty, Thomas (Future Health Systems, 2018-12)
      Waste management has been a challenge in the Freetown municipality of Sierra Leone for a long time, underpinned by the limited capacity of institutions responsible for waste collection and depositing. These challenges come ...
    • Water and Sanitation Challenges and Impact on Health in Informal Settlements 

      Macarthy, Joseph; Conteh, Abu; Sellu, Sudie Austina; Doughty, Thomas (Future Health Systems, 2018-12)
      Access to water is one of the major challenges faced by residents of Freetown, Sierra Leone, and informal settlements are no exception to this problem. Communities’ sources and access to water vary by location. The rapid ...
    • The Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia: Improving Community Awareness for Disease Surveillance 

      Cooper, Janice; Sonkarlay, Sehwah; Karine Gatellier (Future Health Systems, 2018-12)
      At the time of the 2014–2015 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, Liberia was still recovering from years of civil war and unrest. The country’s infrastructure was very poor, especially in rural regions, where people could ...
    • Community Scorecards: Engaging Community and Bringing in Positive Changes to Health Service Delivery at Community Clinics in Rural Bangladesh 

      Hossain, Aazia; Hoque, Shahdidul; Mahmood, Shehrin Shaila (Future Health Systems, 2018-12)
      Community clinics, a flagship programme of the Government of Bangladesh, are health facilities set up to deliver primary health care, family planning and nutrition services to rural people at the grassroots level. Currently ...
    • How to Improve Child Health Service Utilisation in Ethiopia 

      Alemayehu, Legese; Girma, Serkalem; Lemma, Seblewengel; Gatellier, Karine (Future Health Systems, 2018-12-20)
      Ethiopia successfully achieved Millennium Development Goal 4 of reducing under five mortality by more than two-thirds between 1990 and 2015. Adoption of the health extension programme, and implementation of the integrated ...
    • How to Improve Maternal Health Service Utilisation in Ethiopia 

      Lemma, Seblewengel; Girma, Serkalem; Alemayehu, Legese; Gatellier, Karine (Future Health Systems, 2018-12-20)
      In Ethiopia, as in many other low income countries, maternal morbidity and mortality is unacceptably high. Due to this high burden and its grave consequences, maternal health is one of the top priorities in the national ...
    • Innovations for Universal Health Coverage: A South-South Collaboration to Transform Health Systems in Africa and India 

      Balasubramaniam, Priya; Rao, Neethi; Sharma, Gina; Maraganty, Pranav; Sathyanarayana, TN; Lakew, Desta; Karua, Frasia; Bloom, Gerald; Ebata, Ayako; Gatellier, Karine (Innovations for Universal Health Coverage Collaboration, 2018-12-20)
      The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Amref Health Africa and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) have agreed to collaborate in an effort to explore ways that technological innovations can contribute to ...
    • How Can Political Leaders Help Ensure Community Score Cards in Uganda are Sustainable? 

      Aanyu, Christine; Apolot, Rebecca; Ekirapa-Kiracho, Elizabeth; Kiwanuka, Suzanne (Future Health Systems, 2018-12-01)
      Beginning in June 2017, the Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH), in collaboration with Future Health Systems, has been implementing a CSC project focusing on maternal and newborn health service delivery ...
    • Which Contextual Factors Facilitate Successful Implementation of Community Score Cards in Uganda? 

      Ekirapa-Kiracho, Elizabeth; Apolot, Rebecca; Kiwanuka, Suzanne (Future Health Systems, 2018-12-01)
      This issue brief describes the factors that facilitate the CSC implementation process, based on the lessons learnt from a CSC project on maternal and newborn health service delivery and utilization in six sub-counties of ...
    • Global Framework on People - Centred and Integrated Health Services 

      Barker, Tom; Bennett, Sara (2017-12)
      Future Health Systems research into empowering communities to demand and shape health services has informed the development of a WHO strategy on service delivery. The strategy reflects a paradigm shift towards an increased ...
    • Building the Field: Ethics in Health Systems Research 

      Hyder, Adnan; Rodriguez, Daniela (Future Health Systems, 2017-12)
      Members of the Future Health Systems (FHS) consortium have spearheaded important and previously unexplored work on the ethics of health systems research (HSR). FHS has contributed empirical knowledge on understanding how ...
    • Implementation Research and Delivery Science 

      Murphy, Leah; Rodriguez, Daniela; Peters, David (Future Health Systems, 2017-12)
      In public health research, the focus has traditionally been on descriptive and analytic epidemiological research (“what”, “why”, “where,” and “who”). Less attention has been given, particularly in low-income countries, to ...
    • Working with the Media in Pursuit of Health for All 

      Gatellier, Karine; Copper, Janice; Ayub Kirunda, Kakaire; Sonkarlay, Sehwah; Bose, Shibaji; Gwaikolo, Wilfred; Barker, Tom (Future Health Systems, 2018-09)
      Working with the media can be part of an effective strategy for influencing actors and debates in ways that can help to foster positive change – from awareness raising, visibility or recognition, to changes in attitudes and ...
    • In from the Cold: Shifting the Discourse on Informal Providers in Bangladesh and India 

      Murphy, Leah; Bose, Shibaji; Hossain, Aazia; Mahmood, Shaila (Future Health Systems, 2018-06)
      In Bangladesh and India, informal healthcare providers (IHPs) have long been part of the countries’ health systems. However, formal recognition of their existence is sensitive, partly due to resistance and concern from ...
    • Integrating Actions to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance into Strategies to Achieve Universal Health Coverage 

      Barker, Tom; Bloom, Gerry (Future Health Systems, 2018-06)
      It is critical that ensuring people’s access to effective treatment for common infections is aligned with efforts to reduce the risk of emerging antimicrobial resistance. The Institute of Development Studies, a Future ...