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Strengthening health systems in low-income countries by enhancing organizational capacities and improving institutions

Overview of attention for article published in Globalization and Health, January 2015
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Title
Strengthening health systems in low-income countries by enhancing organizational capacities and improving institutions
Published in
Globalization and Health, January 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12992-015-0090-3
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Authors

Robert Swanson, Rifat Atun, Allan Best, Arvind Betigeri, Francisco de Campos, Somsak Chunharas, Tea Collins, Graeme Currie, Stephen Jan, David McCoy, Francis Omaswa, David Sanders, Thiagarajan Sundararaman, Wim Van Damme

Abstract

This paper argues that the global health agenda tends to privilege short-term global interests at the expense of long-term capacity building within national and community health systems. The Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) movement needs to focus on developing the capacity of local organizations and the institutions that influence how such organizations interact with local and international stakeholders. While institutions can enable organizations, they too often apply requirements to follow paths that can stifle learning and development. Global health actors have recognized the importance of supporting local organizations in HSS activities. However, this recognition has yet to translate adequately into actual policies to influence funding and practice. While there is not a single approach to HSS that can be uniformly applied to all contexts, several messages emerge from the experience of successful health systems presented in this paper using case studies through a complex adaptive systems lens. Two key messages deserve special attention: the need for donors and recipient organizations to work as equal partners, and the need for strong and diffuse leadership in low-income countries. An increasingly dynamic and interdependent post-Millennium Development Goals (post-MDG) world requires new ways of working to improve global health, underpinned by a complex adaptive systems lens and approaches that build local organizational capacity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 3 1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Belgium 2 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 251 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 66 25%
Researcher 40 15%
Other 27 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 16 6%
Other 54 21%
Unknown 31 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 66 25%
Social Sciences 56 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 46 18%
Business, Management and Accounting 15 6%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 8 3%
Other 26 10%
Unknown 43 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 March 2019.
All research outputs
#1,566,770
of 17,349,416 outputs
Outputs from Globalization and Health
#265
of 887 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#28,486
of 298,242 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Globalization and Health
#4
of 10 outputs
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