Health Policy

A Health Sector Strategy for the Europe and Central Asia by Verdon S Staines

By Verdon S Staines

The health and wellbeing platforms inherited through transition international locations of Europe and significant Asia (ECA) are altering based on primary and exceptional demanding situations. even though the specified form of healthiness platforms in lots of ECA international locations is discernible, the method for purchasing there needs to be invented alongside the way in which. 'A healthiness zone method for the Europe and crucial Asia zone' experiences sizeable matters dealing with wellbeing and fitness policymakers in ECA. It summarizes the realm Bank's adventure up to now during this area and the teachings it indicates. in addition, it outlines either an exterior method wherein the Bank's ECA wellbeing and fitness employees may well support nations to restructure their future health platforms and an inner procedure in which the workers may well arrange their very own actions to accomplish this consequence. The book bargains these outdoors the financial institution a foundation for pro discussion to foster optimistic swap within the Bank's methods.

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They should also seek to encourage a constructive dialogue on related issues between finance and health ministry staff within ECA countries. In that way, health gains and more effective use of resources can both be accomplished. One important element of the desired approach is treating project supervision as a vital opportunity for maintaining and improving the Bank's dialogue with its clients about policy issues and technical issues, rather than just for reviewing procurement. Health-Sector Staff in the Bank's ECA Region know that developing a health-reform program is both technically and politically difficult.

Once the Soviet system's collapse brought these countries independence or increased autonomy, the massive social and economic transformation unleashed was highly disruptive and placed great pressure on their health sectors. Policymakers face complex challenges because, in market-oriented health systems, the structure of markets for health services and health insurance is far from perfectly competitive. This context shapes the key issues that policymakers must resolve which factors influence health status most; how to approach systemic reform; and how to balance conflicting objectives.

Page 10 To systematize international experience and help countries plan phased reform programs, the Bank could compile a structured menu of options for subsectoral reforms. Each option would note the main requirements or characteristics of a reformed subsector, the legislative and regulatory framework needed, the prerequisites for reform, its priority within systemic reform as a whole, likely implementation steps, and countries with either model systems or reform experience. Some reforms could be largely entrusted to professional groups and institutions in the sector.

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