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Fixing Health Systems: Linking Research, Development, Systems, and Partnerships D. De Savigny

Fixing Health Systems: Linking Research, Development, Systems, and Partnerships

D. De Savigny

Published March 1st 2005
ISBN : 9781552501559
Paperback
100 pages
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The daunting health challenges now confronting Africa, and the rest of the developing world, have been well publicized. Malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malnutrition, anemia: all devastating epidemics whose effects are multiplied by conditions ofMoreThe daunting health challenges now confronting Africa, and the rest of the developing world, have been well publicized. Malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malnutrition, anemia: all devastating epidemics whose effects are multiplied by conditions of poverty. In Tanzania, however, recent experience and research is providing cause for optimism.In 1993, the World Development Report suggested that mortality rates could be significantly reduced if resources were directed more in line with local burden of disease. The Tanzania Essential Health Interventions Project (TEHIP) program was founded to test this idea. After a decade of research and experience, the verdict is in: the idea is solid, and has produced some remarkable results. Two districts in Tanzania, for example, have seen child mortality rates fall by more than 40%.This book presents the TEHIP story. It is a story of hope, and holds important lessons that can be applied widely throughout the countries of the developing world, and beyond. With its accompanying CD, which presents the associated Web site (www.idrc.ca/tehip), this book will be an indispensible resource for decision-makers, researchers, policy advisors, and activists in health and international development around the world.