Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Reorienting Health Ministry roles in transition settings: Capacity and strategy gaps|
Health systems strategy
|Citation:||Fritzen, S.A. (2007). Reorienting Health Ministry roles in transition settings: Capacity and strategy gaps. Health Policy 83 (1) : 73-83. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2006.11.009|
|Abstract:||Health authorities in developing countries must often cope with rapid changes in the administrative, policy and socioeconomic contexts in which they work. Changes in this external environment have important implications for the roles that health planners can effectively play and the leverage they exercise throughout the system. This paper examines the challenges associated with reorienting ministry roles from administrative fiat to overall orchestration and strategic steering, using health workforce management in transitional Vietnam as a backdrop. Decentralization, commercialization of services and rising inequalities have reduced the efficacy of the administrative controls and standardized strategy on which Vietnam's Ministry of Health has traditionally relied. Reorientation, in Vietnam and elsewhere, depends on bridging significant capacity and strategy gaps, notably in the strengthening of information, planning and accountability systems that respect both the limitations of central control and the diversity of local conditions. © 2006.|
|Source Title:||Health Policy|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
checked on May 22, 2018
WEB OF SCIENCETM
checked on May 15, 2018
checked on Mar 11, 2018
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.