Collection of papers: Practicing governance towards equity in health systems - LMIC perspectives and experience

The International Journal for Equity in Health has just published a featured collection of papers that explore the everyday practice of governance in low- and middle-income country health systems.

The papers shed light on the real-world actions and decisions of health policy and system actors, the factors that influence this, and the ways in which these actions and decisions translate policy intentions into practice and impact on health system equity.

The collection includes work on:

  • Leadership and governance of community health worker programmes;
  • The influence of organisational culture and trust over policy implementation;
  • Postings and transfers in the Ghanaian health system;
  • The effect of devolution on health workforce and commodities management;
  • Village health committees in India;
  • Facility managers' use of information in decision-making;
  • Health sector planning and financial management in the context of decentralisation; and
  • Managers' experiences of rapid devolution. 

The papers were sponsored either by CHESAI, with funding from the International Development Research Centre, Canada, or by the Resilient and Responsive Health Systems Consortium, with funding from the UK’s Department for International Development.

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