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Monitoring the building blocks of health systems: a handbook of indicators and their measurement strategies

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Author: World Health Organization (WHO)

Date of publication: October 2010

Summary: Increased attention to the strengthening of health systems would not be sustainable in the absence of a sound monitoring strategy that enables decision-makers to accurately track health progress and performance, evaluate impact, and ensure accountability at country and global levels. This handbook describes a set of indicators and related measurement strategies, structured around the WHO framework that describes health systems in terms of six “building blocks”: service delivery, health workforce, information, medicines, financing and governance.

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