Achieving Results by Strengthening Health Systems

LeaderNet.orgThis publication makes the case for putting people at the center of health systems strengthening. When you examine the management systems that make up the overall health system—leadership and governance, human resources, financial management, health information, supply management, and health service delivery—you will see that none of them can operate without skilled and motivated people. This chapter introduces the Framework for People-Centered Health Systems Strengthening, which takes into account the connections between systems and the people who use them. At the center of the framework are the management and leadership skills of the people who design and operate the health management systems needed to deliver efficient, effective, high-quality health services.

This publication is Chapter 1 of Health Systems in Action: An eHandbook for Leaders and Managers.