Improving the World’s Health through the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Perspectives from Rwanda

Binagwaho, Agnes and Scott, Kirstin W (2015) Improving the World’s Health through the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Perspectives from Rwanda. International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 4 (4). pp. 203-205. ISSN 2322-5939

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Abstract

The world has made a great deal of progress through the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to improve the health and well-being of people around the globe, but there remains a long way to go. Here we provide reflections on Rwanda’s experience in working to meet the health-related targets of the MDGs. This experience has informed our proposal of five guiding principles that may be useful for countries to consider as the world sets and moves forward with the post-2015 development agenda. These include: 1) advancing concrete and meaningful equity agendas that drive the post-2015 goals; 2) ensuring that goals to meet Universal Health Coverage (UHC) incorporate real efforts to focus on improving quality and not only quantity of care; 3) bolstering education and the internal research capacity within countries so that they can improve local evidence-based policy-making; 4) promoting intersectoral collaboration to achieve goals, and 5) improving collaborations between multilateral agencies – that are helping to monitor and evaluate progress towards the goals that are set – and the countries that are working to achieve improvements in health within their nation and across the world

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Depositing User: fatemeh karami karami
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2015 09:58
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2015 09:58
URI: http://eprints.kmu.ac.ir/id/eprint/21761

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