What is a health system and how can it be assessed?
Health system assessment of Odisha
Today, more than ever, India is challenged to meet the health needs of its people. The India Health Systems Reform Project is motivated by the goal of advancing health system reforms in India to provide equitable access to good quality of care and financial risk protection for its citizens. The Project adopts a three-pronged strategy encompassing (1) high quality research to diagnose health systems and propose potential solutions drawing on best practices within India and from international experience, (2) policy dialogue with interested governments and non-state stakeholders to envision and test reform possibilities and evaluate their impact, and (3) executive training for health policy makers and researchers at state and national levels. Throughout, we emphasize the systemic nature of the underlying causes of health system performance, and the importance of the interactions between public and private parts of the health system.
Funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is gratefully acknowledged.