Management for health services delivery

Sub-national and district management: Organization and implementation of health services

Integrating health services

  • Integrated health services: what and why?
    2008, Health Services Delivery Technical Brief No.1
    Integrated health services means different things to different people, and it is important to be clear about how the term is being used. A working definition: Integrated service delivery is the organization and management of health services so that people get the care they need, when they need it, in ways that are user-friendly, achieve the desired results and provide value for money
    (10 pages, pdf 227kb)
  • Integrating Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Programmes
    World Health Report 2005 Policy Brief
    Tackling exclusion; building the continuum of care; upgrade staff skills, delegate tasks and redefine responsibilities; roll out district by district; link programmes with health system development; legal and regulatory measures to protect the rights of women and children
    (4 pages, pdf 218kb)
    En français: Notes d’orientation politique Un Intégrer les programmes de santé maternelle, néonatale et de l’enfant
  • When do vertical programmes have a place in health systems?
    pdf, 267kb

    Rifat A. Atun, Sara Bennett and Antonio Duran, 2008, WHO Regional Office for Europe
    Vertical and integrated each describes a range of phenomena and the extent of verticality or integration varies between programmes, including (1) a vertically funded, managed, delivered and monitored programme; (2) one with integrated funding, organization and management but separate delivery; and (3) a fully integrated approach comprising comprehensive primary health care services. Most health services combine vertical and integrated elements in varying degrees. Hence, when vertical and horizontal and programme design are being discussed, clarity is needed on the programme element being referred to: (1) governance arrangements, (2) organization, (3) funding and (4) service delivery.
    (36 pages, pdf 261kb)
  • Linking Disease Control Programmes in Rural Africa: a Pro-poor Strategy to Reach Abuja Targets and Millennium Development Goals
    David H Molyneux and Vinand M Nantulya, 2004, BMJ;328;1129-1132
    Prompt access to treatment, presumptive treatment for pregnant women, and insecticide treated bed nets; distribution of nets could be accelerated by linking to programmes to control other disease; linkages offer other health benefits that could also have a positive effect on morbidity from malaria; current Global Fund financing mechanisms present unique opportunities
    (5 pages, pdf 317kb)
  • Integrating Prevention into Health Care
    Current systems of health care; responding to the challenge; Examples: India, Brazil; USA
    (Web page)