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Linking Investments to Outcomes: Measuring Health System Effectiveness

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Opening Remarks by
Ariel Pablos-Mendez
Assistant Administrator for Global Health
U.S. Agency for International Development


Peter Berman
Adjunct Professor
Harvard School of Public Health

Karen Cavanaugh
Lead, Inter Agency Collaboration and Governance, President's Global Health Initiative
U.S. Agency for International Development

Sally Stansfield
Former Executive Secretary, Health Metrics Network
World Health Organization

Moderated by

Amanda Glassman
Director of Global Health Policy and Research Fellow
Center for Global Development

In recent years the idea of strong health systems as a component of population health has been noted by both global health donors and national governments alike. Consequently, the question of how to measure the effectiveness of health systems interventions has become ever more pressing. But it remains unclear if efforts to assess health systems are providing enough information to establish a link between investments and improved health outcomes. How do we know if increased investments in the sector are creating the desired impact? This panel discussion will explore the linkage between health system strengthening activities and improving health outcomes and provide a platform for determining the efficacy of health systems investments. Panelists will address methodologies for analyzing health systems, beyond a mere compilation of indicators, and will explore innovative methods to measure health system performance.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012
1:30pm to 3:00pm