Improving health systems responsiveness to neglected health needs of vulnerable groups in Ghana and Vietnam
Grant number: MR/T023481/1 | Funding period: 2020 - 2024
Responsive health systems improve utilisation of services and improve health outcomes. Yet, it is a least studied health systems goal, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Despite significant progress, maternal health remains an international and national priority, and is highly inequitable in Ghana and Vietnam. However, mental health in pregnancy and postpartum are often neglected alongside the more mainstream maternal health priorities; this represents a challenge which responsive health systems should effectively address. This study seeks to improve health systems responsiveness to neglected health needs of vulnerable groups in LMICs. We will explore interpretations of ..View full description
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Realist evaluation to improve health systems responsiveness to neglected health needs of vulnerable groups in Ghana and Vietnam: Study protocol
Tolib Mirzoev, Ana Manzano, Thi Thu Ha Bui, Irene Akua Agyepong, Thi Hanh Trang Do, Anthony Danso-Appiah, Minh Thi Le, Mary Eyram Ashinyo, Thi Vui Le, Leveana Gyimah, Thai Quynh Chi Nguyen, Lucy Yevoo, Thi Thuy Duong Doan, Elizabeth Awini, Joseph Paul Hicks, Anna Cronin de Chavez, Sumit Kane
BACKGROUND: Socio-economic growth in many low and middle-income countries has resulted in more available, though not equitably acc..
Protocol for a realist synthesis of health systems responsiveness in low-income and middle-income countries
Tolib Mirzoev, Anna Cronin de Chavez, Ana Manzano, Irene Akua Agyepong, Mary Eyram Ashinyo, Anthony Danso-Appiah, Leveana Gyimah, Lucy Yevoo, Elizabeth Awini, Thi Thu Ha Bui, Do Thi Hanh Trang, Thai Nguyen Quynh-Chi, Minh Le Thi, Thi Le Vui, Joseph Paul Hicks, Judy M Wright, Sumit Kane
INTRODUCTION: Health systems responsiveness is a key objective of any health system, yet it is the least studied of all objectives..