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Health System Strengthening


The International Development Committee is undertaking an inquiry into Health Systems Strengthening to examine how effectively in practice DFID is implementing its objectives like the following issues:

  • The impact of weak health systems on the achievement of DFID's and global health and development goals, and the extent to which poor health systems risk undermining the entire development effort.
  • The effectiveness of DFID's current approach to health system strengthening.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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5th Report - Strengthening Health Systems in Developing Countries
Inquiry Health System Strengthening
HC 246

Oral evidence transcripts

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10 July 2014
Inquiry Health System Strengthening
Witnesses Dr Kalipso Chalkidou, Director, NICE International, Dr John Howard, Chair, International Forum of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, and Dr Michael Johnson, Head of Technical Advice and Partnerships, the Global Fund to Fight AIDs, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Lynne Featherstone MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for International Development, Jane Edmondson, Head of Human Development Department, DFID, and Angela Spilsbury, Senior Health Adviser based in Ethiopia, DFID
Oral Evidence
24 June 2014
Inquiry Health System Strengthening
Witnesses Dr David Evans, Director of Health Systems Governance and Financing, World Health Organization, Dr Andrew Cassels, Senior Fellow, Graduate Institute of International Development Studies, Global Health Programme, and Professor Kara Hanson, Head of Global Health, Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Dr Julian Lob Levyt CBE, Senior Vice President, International, DAI, former CEO, GAVI Alliance, and former Chief Health Adviser, DFID, Lord Crisp KCB, and Simon Wright, Head of Child Survival, Save the Children UK, on behalf of Action for Global Health, gave evidence
Oral Evidence
Mrc Clinical Trials Unit At Ucl (HSS0010)
Stopaids (HSS0033)
Public Health England (HSS0058)

Other publications

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