Improving health care system-wide
Approaches in Morocco and Yemen
- Itziar Larizgoitia , WHO
- Manfred Zahorka, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Stuart Adams and Andrew Wilson
Published by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, January 2012
An essential question for the coming decade: Given the financial, human and other resources you already have at hand, how can you deliver health care of the best possible quality to everyone in your community?
Improving health system quality is an essential part of helping resource-challenged Ministries of Health and individual institutions to meet the health-related Millennium Development Goals. But how does this play out in practical terms, taking into account local cultures, professional practices, and systemic challenges?
This publication looks at innovative, German-supported programmes aimed at improving health system quality in two countries, Morocco and Yemen. Their similarities and differences are examined, and a number of “lessons learnt” are drawn from the two experiences.