“We will not be successful in our efforts to end deaths from AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis unless we do more to improve health systems around the world.”
President Barack Obama, 2009
The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Office of Health Systems is pleased to announce the launch of “Impact of Health Systems Strengthening on Health,” a review of published systematic literature reviews assessing the documented effects of health systems strengthening (HSS) interventions on health status and health outcome measures in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Leaders in LMICs require timely and compelling evidence on how to best invest in strengthening their health systems to improve their citizens’ well-being. Yet, evidence to achieve sustainable improvements at scale has been limited. USAID is committed to advancing the evidence base on HSS, and this commissioned report clearly demonstrates that investing in HSS can improve health in LMICs.
- Follow @USAIDGH for daily updates on Health Systems Strengthening
- Read the report’s press release and find links to the synopsis and full report
- Join the conversation at Health Systems Global
- Read the Health-Related Research and Development Progress Report
Photo credit: Maria Miralles/HFG Project