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    • Strengthening Health Systems Through Research, Education, and Action
      Global Health Council Satellite Session
      Health System Strengthening:
      What is Everyone Doing?
      June 13, 2011
      Professor Michael R. Reich
      Harvard School of Public Health
    • 1. Strengthening Health Systems
      Through Research
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      HSPH - HEALTH SYSTEMS
      On all major topics of Health Systems, with a disciplinary focus on Political Economy:
      Health Systems (Roberts, Hsiao, Berman, Bossert , Reich)
      Health Financing (Hsiao, Yip, Berman)
      Health Management & Human Resources (Roberts, Bossert, Bärnighausen, Berman)
      Justice and Human Rights (Daniels and Gruskin)
      Pharmaceutical Policy (Reich and Roberts)
      Decentralization (Bossert)
      HIV/AIDS (Bärnighausen)
      Randomized Trials of Interventions (J. Cohen)
    • 2. Strengthening Health Systems
      Through Education
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      HSPH - HEALTH SYSTEMS
      Many different levels of education:
      Harvard-WorldBank Institute Flagship Program on Health System Strengthening
      Doctoral Concentration on Health Systems at HSPH
      MS/MPH training in Global Health at HSPH
      Executive Education courses at HSPH (quality, decentralization, human resources, strategic planning)
      New Harvard Leadership Program for Ministers of Health
    • 4
      The Harvard-Flagship Health Reform Approach
      From: Marc J. Roberts, William Hsiao, Peter Berman, and Michael R. Reich: Getting Health Reform Right: A Guide to Improving Performance and Equity. Oxford University Press, New York, 2004, p. 27
      HSPH - HEALTH SYSTEMS
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      The Harvard-Flagship Health Reform Approach:Core Concepts
      From: Marc Roberts, William Hsiao, Peter Berman, and Michael R. Reich: Getting Health Reform Right: A Guide to Improving Performance and Equity. Oxford University Press, New York, 2004, p. 27
    • Doctoral Concentration in Health Systems
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      HSPH - HEALTH SYSTEMS
    • 3. Strengthening Health Systems
      Through Action
      Collaboration with all major actors in the global health arena:
      National governments: Support for public policy analysis, including the design, implementation, and evaluation of major health reform efforts (China, Colombia, Egypt, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico)
      International agencies: Analytical research, strategic planning, implementation research; including WHO, World Bank, UNFPA, UNAIDS, and UNICEF
      Non-governmental agencies: Applied research, advocacy planning, design of public-private partnerships
      HSPH - HEALTH SYSTEMS
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    • 3. Strengthening Health Systems
      Through Action
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      Illustrative examples:
      • Jessica Cohen: Co-founder of TAMTAM Africa, Inc (Together Against Malaria), an NGO on malaria prevention among pregnant women
      • Bill Hsiao and Winnie Yip: Project enhancing TB control in a large scale social experiment in rural China
      • Marc J. Roberts: Harvard Egypt Executive Management Program, to improve management skills and practices in Egyptian Ministry of Health
      • Marc Mitchell: Founder of D-Tree, which uses smart-phone technology to support point-of-care diagnosis and treatment
      • Norman Daniels: Improving priority setting (accountability for reasonableness) in countries in Africa, Europe, and Latin America