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Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health: Rapid Health Systems Assessment

Publish Date: May 2017
Author: MCSP

The Rapid Health Systems Assessment (RHSA) is a qualitative exercise used to: 1) quickly diagnose operations and management challenges at the subnational level that may impact reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) services and program activities; 2) prioritize key areas for strengthening; and 3) identify assets and opportunities in the health system. To guide stakeholders interested in learning about or applying the RHSA, this document provides information on the assessment approach, methodology, and implementation experiences to date. Based on these implementation cases, this document has been revised to include effective practices and other process learnings, and will be updated further as the RHSA is applied in additional countries.