Aims and scope of work
|The assessment of
intermediate goals focuses on health
system functions, and aims at linking health system performance assessment more
directly to management and decision-making practices and national and sub-national levels.
Specific areas of work include the assessment of resource generation and health service
The assessment of resource generation
looks at the patterns of investments in human resources and physical capital, and
describes the productive assets for health systems.
The assessment of service provision looks at the design of health
service delivery and incentive structures, provider performance and effective coverage of
populations with critical health interventions.
Programme on work coverage
|The measurement of effective
coverage will be carried out through WHO's World Health Survey. The survey module on
coverage is being developed and will be tested in several countries between late 2001 and
early 2002. The full-scale assessment of coverage will be initiated in 2002, and is
expected to produce useful data on the extent to which health systems meet the health care
needs of the population.
Technical consultation dates
Effective coverage - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September
Geneva, Switzerland, 10-11 September 2001