As a physician, I know firsthand the important role that primary health care plays in the health of individuals, families, and communities. When it works well, it is the foundation of a good life and a thriving national health care system. When it is weak, people suffer.
Strong primary health care saves lives and money and makes health systems more resilient and work better for all people. The current COVID-19 crisis exacerbated pre-existing weaknesses and inflicted devastating health and economic costs. However, it also created a once-in-a-generation chance for transformational health-system change.
June 29th, 2021 – 12:30PM ET
Deadline: 13-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
In order to inform possible investments to improve urban primary health care services, the World Bank is seeking to hire a firm to undertake a detailed assessment of outpatient delivery capacity of government health facilities in Dhaka South, Dhaka North and Chattogram City Corporation areas.
The assessment will be conducted with the overall aim of understanding better the existing public sector primary and out-patient healthcare services in urban areas in terms of available inputs and resource usage. The assessment will be completed in all government health facilities that provide out-patient and primary health care services in Dhaka South, Dhaka North and Chattogram City Corporation areas.
Deadline: 23-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank seeks a firm to carry out an audit of the procurement and contract management on a sample basis. The audit will assess the procurement processes in the Ministry of Health of Mozambique and the Central Warehouse of Medicine and Health Supplies (CMAM) in order to determine whether economy efficiency and value for money are being achieved. The audit shall also recommend any measures to improve the effectiveness of procurement and contract management. The audit will cover the years 2016, 2017, and 2018.
When Cecilia Rodriguez was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and pain in the joints, eight years ago, she had a major revelation. She realized that what she was promoting as director of a primary health care facility in Chile was very different than what she actually needed as a patient.
In response, she founded the nonprofit Fundación Me Muevo with her sister, who also has rheumatoid arthritis, to support people affected by the chronic condition. She also became a patient advocate — Me Muevo is part of a growing movement of patient-led organizations in Chile. “Health care systems tend to be geared towards treating acute illnesses and are rarely organized to help patients with lifelong diseases,” Cecilia says. “We called the NGO Me Muevo (‘I move’) because we learned that with this condition you have to keep your body moving, but also because ‘I move’ means ‘I take action.’”
- The Government of Nigeria is using the Program for Results (PforR) approach to incentivize states to improve the coverage and quality of maternal and child health services.
- The country’s health care sector is shifting from funding inputs such as drugs, commodities, and health workers, to paying for results and improved health outcomes for beneficiaries.
- The hope is that the PforR model will help save lives and increase transparency in management and budgeting for primary healthcare.