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OPHTHALMOLOGY PERSPECTIVE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 470-474

Applying principles of health system strengthening to eye care


International Centre for Eye Health, Clinical Research Department, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Correspondence Address:
Karl Blanchet
International Centre for Eye Health, Clinical Research Department, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London
United Kingdom
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.100553

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Understanding Health systems have now become the priority focus of researchers and policy makers, who have progressively moved away from a project-centred perspectives. The new tendency is to facilitate a convergence between health system developers and disease-specific programme managers in terms of both thinking and action, and to reconcile both approaches: one focusing on integrated health systems and improving the health status of the population and the other aiming at improving access to health care. Eye care interventions particularly in developing countries have generally been vertically implemented (e.g. trachoma, cataract surgeries) often with parallel organizational structures or specialised disease specific services. With the emergence of health system strengthening in health strategies and in the service delivery of interventions there is a need to clarify and examine inputs in terms governance, financing and management. This present paper aims to clarify key concepts in health system strengthening and describe the various components of the framework as applied in eye care interventions.


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