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The Comprehensive Approach to Health Systems Management

Publish Date: May 2017
Author: MCSP

This brief on the Comprehensive Approach to Health Systems Management explains an MCSP-developed process in which subnational managers—typically at the district level—leverage, mobilize, and coordinate local health system resources for increased coverage, utilization, quality, equity, and sustainability of health services. The approach supports local decision-makers in identifying, analyzing, and prioritizing health system challenges that have hindered the achievement of strategic objectives, and allocating available or potential local resources for corrective actions. Through a proactive joint planning process, the Comprehensive Approach brings together subnational stakeholders to take a holistic view of improving health outcomes with an efficient and effective system.