Health systems today struggle to meet the health challenges of an
increasingly globalized, urbanized, and ageing world. In every region, people are calling for better services and greater
coverage. The financial crisis has further highlighted the need to boost effectiveness, improve efficiencies and eliminate
inequalities. And as we edge ever closer to 2015, it is increasingly clear that real and sustained progress
towards the Millennium Development Goals of reducing maternal and child mortality and tackling AIDS, TB and malaria will
depend on the existence of strong health systems...