The Goals of Health Systems Strengthening

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a) Health Systems Strengthening is an approach designed to sustain improvements to the health system in poor countries, and is in contrast to an approach in which improvements “fall by the wayside” when external funding is withdrawn. What elements of the interventions described in this paper enhance the likelihood that they will be sustained over time? According to WHO, the definition of Health Systems Strengthening is the process of policy and practice implementation that helps the country to have better health systems and better health outcome. The main purpose of Health Systems Strengthening is to have all level function well in the system.14 There are three main interventions described in this paper; mobilizing the health care delivery systems, creating rapid referral networks and overcoming conditions of poverty strategies. The elements of the interventions that enhance the likelihood that they will be sustained over time are in the process of creating rapid referral networks and overcoming conditions of poverty strategies. “Creating rapid referral networks”, the intervention creates a network that can help identifying ill children and refer those children for care rapidly. Community organizers, religious leaders, educators were trained to detect the signs and importance of early diagnosis and treatment. Moreover, they’re also taught to pass forward this information to other community members. This strategy can create strength in the community and increase human
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