IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services


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July 3, 2018 Eastern Mediterranean Publication

Community-based integrated approach to changing women's family planning behaviour in Pakistan, 2014–2016

Pakistan is currently experiencing a clear imbalance in population needs and available resources. Although contraceptive use increased from 11.9% in 1990 to 35% in 2013 and the fertility rate declined from 5.4 births per woman in 1990 to 3.8 in 2013, women in Pakistan still report a high unmet need for family planning services, of −20%. This indicates that contraceptive use in Pakistan is at suboptimal levels and inadequate to meet the growing demand for fertility services. So the aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a community-based integrated approach in changing women's behaviour regarding contraceptive use

Oct. 5, 2018 Eastern Mediterranean Publication

Primary healthcare policy implementation in the Eastern Mediterranean region: Experiences of six countries.

Primary healthcare (PHC) is essential for equitable access and cost-effective healthcare. This makes PHC a key factor in the global strategy for universal health coverage (UHC). Implementing PHC requires an understanding of the health system under prevailing circumstances, but for most countries, no data are available.
This paper describes and analyses the health systems of Bahrain, Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Sudan and the United Arab Emirates, in relation to PHC.

Oct. 15, 2018 Africa Publication

From Stumbling Block to Enabler: The Role of Public Financial Management in Health Service Delivery in Tanzania and Zambia

The way governments manage resources through the budget cycle has important implications for health policy and whether governments achieve societal objectives such as efficiency, equity, quality, and accountability. Studies found a positive association between health service delivery outcomes and good governance of public finance, however the mechanisms through which public financial management affects service delivery remains underexplored. This article maps the three stages of the budget cycle to common performance criteria used in health service delivery. It applies this approach to experiences in Tanzania and Zambia.