The 2007 WHO framework of health system building blocks identifies governance, financing, human resources, information, medicines and technologies and service delivery as the core sub-systems.
At a time when progress toward the UN Millennium Development Goals is faltering, access to healthcare in general and reproductive healthcare in particular is becoming more of a challenge than ever.
Partnership, a good feelings evocative concept, is one of the trendiest key words in the international development jet set today. Repeatedly, declarations and commitments summarising international events conclude launching new global partnerships to solve the problems they have been addressing.
Pakistan currently principally uses three modes of financing health taxation, out of pocket payments and donor contributions of which the latter is the least significant in terms of size. The government spends 0.6 of its GDP and 11.6% of its development budget on health.
Numerous international funds have been set up in recent times to address global health challenges such as HIV, TB and malaria, in an effort to provide sustainable funding for selected diseases affecting billions of people in the poorer regions of the world.
The emergence of new infectious diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and avian influenza A (H5N1); and the re-emergence of others such as cholera and yellow fever combined with the increased speed and volume of international travel and trade have alerted countries to the ease with which infectious diseases can cross national borders […]
It is a truism that health policy as well as the teaching and practice of the health sciences ought to be guided by evidence. The collection and validation of this evidence has to depend on methodologically and ethically acceptable standards. Whilst there is some agreement that issues related to methodology have been fairly well addressed […]
Ensuring the protection of persons who participate in research, especially in clinical drug trials, and promoting the highest ethical standards for research involving humans is the responsibility of many actors who participate in international collaborative research.
The KFPE (The Commission for Research Partnership with Developing Countries) is dedicated to promoting research partnerships with developing and transition countries. In this way, it wishes to contribute to sustainable development.
Effective control of malaria in Africa faces many challenges and bottlenecks. The dramatic increase in financial resources for malaria control provided by recent Global Health Initiatives and new partnerships for financing at country level have improved the prospects of having sufficient commodities for malaria prevention (long-lasting insecticidal nets, insecticides for indoor residual spraying) and treatment […]