Health Systems in Action: An eHandbook for Leaders and Managers

from Management Sciences for Health
Published on 01 May 2010
Over the past decade, the imperative of building strong national health systems has gained heightened global attention. The unprecedented resources made available for global health, and particularly for combating the major pandemics, have enabled countries to significantly expand the reach of life-saving health interventions. Yet, in many countries, efforts to scale up these programs have been impeded by weak health systems. If the six health system building blocks defined by the World Health Organization in Everybody's Business offer countries a broad perspective on health system components, this practical electronic handbook goes further by providing health program managers with some of the essential nuts and bolts for strengthening health systems.