Sexual and reproductive health

Scaling up health service delivery: from pilot innovations to policies

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World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research

Scaling up health service delivery: from pilot innovations to policies and programmes

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Number of pages: 208
Publication date: 2007
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 156351 2

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This book addresses some of the issues involved in scaling up health service delivery. The focus is on ways to increase the impact of health service innovations that have been tested in pilot or experimental projects so as to benefit more people and to foster policy and programme development on a lasting, sustainable basis. The book addresses a major failure in the global health and development field: namely, the failure to expand the many successful small-scale pilot or demonstration projects that have been organized around the world so as to benefit larger populations than those initially served.

It presents a conceptual framework for thinking about scaling up as well as case-studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America where the potential for expansion was a concern from the very inception of pilot or experimental projects. The case-studies discuss family planning and related sexual and reproductive health service interventions as well as other innovations in primary health care.