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Strengthening Health Systems Through Research, Education, and Action
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Strengthening Health Systems Through Research, Education, and Action
Strengthening Health Systems Through Research, Education, and Action
Strengthening Health Systems Through Research, Education, and Action
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  • 1. 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
  • 2. 1. Strengthening Health Systems
    Through Research
    2
    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)
  • 3. 2. Strengthening Health Systems
    Through Education
    3
    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. 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
  • 5. 5
    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
  • 6. Doctoral Concentration in Health Systems
    6
    HSPH - HEALTH SYSTEMS
  • 7. 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
    7
  • 8. 3. Strengthening Health Systems
    Through Action
    8
    HSPH - HEALTH SYSTEMS
    Illustrative examples:
    • Jessica Cohen: Co-founder of TAMTAM Africa, Inc (Together Against Malaria), an NGO on malaria prevention among pregnant women
    • 9. Bill Hsiao and Winnie Yip: Project enhancing TB control in a large scale social experiment in rural China
    • 10. Marc J. Roberts: Harvard Egypt Executive Management Program, to improve management skills and practices in Egyptian Ministry of Health
    • 11. Marc Mitchell: Founder of D-Tree, which uses smart-phone technology to support point-of-care diagnosis and treatment
    • 12. Norman Daniels: Improving priority setting (accountability for reasonableness) in countries in Africa, Europe, and Latin America

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