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Title: Implementing the district health system in the framework of primary health care in Pakistan: can the evolving reforms enhance the pace towards the Millennium Development Goals?
Authors: Sabih, F.
Bile, K.M.
Buehler, W.
Hafeez, A.
Nishtar, S.
Siddiqi, S.
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
Abstract: There is growing renewed trust in primary health care as the best approach for ensuring equity in the delivery of essential health services. However, Pakistan with one of the most widely spread district health system networks in the region, has not delivered at the expected capacity. A series of health system reform agendas are now stipulated which include the promulgation of an essential health service package, public private partnerships and a people-centred focus. Nevertheless, success of these reforms will hinge on the ability of the three tiers of the government and other stakeholders to work togetherto improve the overall performance of the district health system. This paper provides an overview of thedistrict health system infrastructure and organization of primary health care services in Pakistan, the evolving governance pattern and the operational significance and merit of health system pillars for effective service implementation
Description: 132-144
Keywords: Health Systems Plans
Community Health Planning
Delivery of Health Care
Public- Private Sector Partnerships
Subject: Primary Health Care
ISSN: 1020-3397
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