Monday, October 1, 2012

[EQ] Health System Assessment Approach: A How-To Manual

Health System Assessment Approach: A How-To Manual

Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus) and Health Systems 20/20 projects, with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Version 2.0 in 2012. available online URL:

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The approach covers key health system functions and is organized around WHO’s six health system building blocks:
leadership and governance; health financing; service delivery; human resources for health; medical products, vaccines, and technologies; and health information systems.

HSAA Manual Version 2.0 – Full Text - Version 2.0 of the HSAA Manual by Section


Section 1. Introduction to the Health System Assessment Approach and Manual


These modules describe the technical grounding and methodological approach of the health system assessment. They also provide information on the content and use of this manual.


Section 2. Conducting the Assessment

These five modules describe a five-step process of conducting a health system assessment.


Section 3. Guidance on Assessing Health System Building Blocks

The modules in this section describe the indicators that can be used to assess each of the health system building blocks. The section also includes country stories and templates. The modules in Section 3 can be downloaded separately, depending on areas of interest.


Complete Indicator Summary


Section 3 Module 1: Country and Health System Overview

Section 3 Module 2: Leadership and Governance

Section 3 Module 3: Health Financing

Section 3 Module 4: Service Delivery

Section 3 Module 5: Human Resources for Health

Section 3 Module 6: Medical Products, Vaccines, and Technologies

Section 3 Module 7: Health Information Systems




Annex 1: Section 1 Supplemental Materials

Annex 2: Section 2 Supplemental Materials

Annex 3: Section 3 Supplemental Materials

Additional Guidance:

Engaging Stakeholders in Health System Assessments: A Guide for HSA Teams



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