Journal article

An approach to health system strengthening in the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (North Korea)

John Grundy, Rob Moodie

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT | WILEY | Published : 2009

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK), under the leadership of the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), undertook the development of a Health System Strengthening (HSS) proposal through the support of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI). The aim of this paper is to outline the approach to the development of the HSS strategy in DPRK, and describe opportunities and challenges associated with its development and future implementation. Sources of information for this review have included national programme plans, in country social sector reviews, information generated through HSS proposal developments and the international literature. FINDINGS: Updated ass..

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