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Contextualised and evidence based health systems strengthening

in Blogs: Contextualised and evidence-based health systems strengthening The principles of evidence-based medicine demonstrate shortcomings in the current research around health systems strengthening, says Kieran Walsh EBM Live is a conference that aims to make evidence “relevant and replicable for policy, patients…

Public private partnerships and value for money investments in health system strengthening

in Blogs: Health systems strengthening has been defined as “any array of initiatives and strategies that improves one or more of the functions of the health system and that leads to better health through improvements in access, coverage, quality, or…

Influenza sans frontieres

in Blogs: Infectious disease pandemics start in a single country and then spread – slowly or quickly – around the world until they become global. The enablers for their spread are human beings. This has led many…

Strengthening primary health care: when soft skills are hard

in Blogs: Soft skills in healthcare are those of communication, team-working, and collaboration. These skills are essential if we are to transfer academic knowledge of medicine to clinical practice that will impact patient care. Soft skills always get a mention…

Public-private partnerships and health system strengthening in global health

in Blogs: HIV continues to be a major threat to patient and population health around the world. It will only be controlled by effective programmes that enable the prompt diagnosis and management of patients with this infection. In view of…

Health systems strengthening in primary care: how will we know when things have improved?

in Blogs: Health systems strengthening in low- and middle-income countries is a challenge. The challenge largely revolves around the need to provide healthcare in both quantity and quality. This is difficult in wealthy countries but is doubly…

WHO recommendations on digital clinical decision support for health system strengthening

in Blogs: WHO recommendations on digital clinical decision support for health system strengthening Dr Kieran Walsh The WHO has recently published recommendations on the use of digital clinical decision support for health system strengthening. (1) Clinical decision…
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