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dc.titleReorienting Health Ministry roles in transition settings: Capacity and strategy gaps
dc.contributor.authorFritzen, S.A.
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-04T07:00:45Z
dc.date.available2011-03-04T07:00:45Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationFritzen, 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
dc.identifier.issn01688510
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/20537
dc.description.abstractHealth 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.
dc.description.urihttp://libproxy1.nus.edu.sg/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2006.11.009
dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectCapacity
dc.subjectDeveloping countries
dc.subjectHealth Ministry
dc.subjectHealth systems strategy
dc.subjectVietnam
dc.subjectWorkforce
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentLEE KUAN YEW SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY
dc.description.doi10.1016/j.healthpol.2006.11.009
dc.description.sourcetitleHealth Policy
dc.description.volume83
dc.description.issue1
dc.description.page73-83
dc.description.codenHEPOE
dc.identifier.isiut000248904000007
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