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USAID Report Links Health Systems Strengthening To Measurable Impacts On Health Outcomes

USAID Health Finance and Governance Project: “Groundbreaking” Report Links HSS Interventions to Health Outcomes
On Tuesday, “USAID’s Office of Health Systems (OHS) released a major new report, which for the first time presents a significant body of evidence linking health systems strengthening interventions to measurable impacts on health outcomes. The Impact of Health Systems Strengthening on Health identifies 13 types of health systems strengthening (HSS) interventions with quantifiable effects. … The report, which was prepared by a team from the Health Finance and Governance Project, presents evidence on how to strengthen health system performance to achieve sustainable health improvements at scale, particularly toward ending preventable child and maternal deaths, fostering an AIDS-Free Generation, and protecting communities against infectious diseases…” (7/28).

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