Adapted from a presentation given at APHA Annual conference 2012 SAN FRANCISCO Title Page Millennium Development Goals: ChallengesElvira Beracochea, MD. MPH.Presidentelvira@midego.com www.midego.com
Learning objectives1. Discuss how to accelerate the achievementof the MDGs2. Propose ways to make global health projectsmore effective
Helping the helpers• Innovation and improvement to public health systems in developing countries is essential to achieve MDGs 4 and 5 and most of the other MDGs.• Most of the innovation is funded by foreign donors through global health aid programs. Countries pay for health staff salaries and operating costs and do not invest in innovation, staff development or continuous improvement programs.• The involvement of local health professionals in the forefront of any intervention is essential to sustain results.• the support they get through these programs is still limited and piecemeal leading to unsustainable results in many cases.
Helping the helpersThree effective ways:1.Country Leadership,2.Career Development3.Organizational Development
Effective help1. Country leaders: 1.How can I help you? 2.Credit is to be shared 80/202. Career development 1. What do you want to achieve in your career? 2. Here is how you can plan your career to achieve your goals…3. Organizational Development: 1.Patient flow 2.Jointly set new performance standards to deliver better healthcare
What is an effective global health project?1. Focused on measurable results2. Accountable for progress towards those results3. Respects country ownership by design4. Simplifies interventions to strengthen systems5. Sets the pace of change6. Sets the example in taking action7. Consistently transfers knowledge, activities and responsibility to country’s institutions and organizations
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REFERENCES• Dr. Elvira Beracochea, Health for All NOW, MIDEGO 2008• Beracochea E. , Evans D, Weinstein C. Rights Based Approaches to Public Health, Springer 2010