By Verdon S Staines
The well-being structures inherited by means of transition international locations of Europe and primary Asia (ECA) are altering in line with basic and unparalleled demanding situations. even though the specified form of health and wellbeing platforms in lots of ECA international locations is discernible, the method for buying there needs to be invented alongside the best way. 'A wellbeing and fitness region approach for the Europe and valuable Asia quarter' reports major concerns dealing with future health policymakers in ECA. It summarizes the area Bank's event to this point during this enviornment and the teachings it indicates. additionally, it outlines either an exterior procedure in which the Bank's ECA well-being employees may well support nations to restructure their wellbeing and fitness platforms and an inner technique through which the workers may well arrange their very own actions to accomplish this end result. The e-book deals these outdoors the financial institution a foundation for pro discussion to foster positive swap within the Bank's techniques.
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3. A stylized view of health-sector transformation in ECA. If the overall agenda is to achieve health-sector reform that recognizes intersectoral influences on health and that allows continued, uninterrupted functioning of the health system, then a series of additional questions arise. These concern key features of the desired destination of reform, its starting point, the challenges to be addressed, and the process that is most likely to accomplish the transformation. In what directions should health systems be heading?
Hence it should be no surprise if their health sectors, once reformed, also share common characteristics. They might expect similarities, too, with reforming health systems in established market economies (EMEs) because only a limited number of designs for health systems appear to work in an effective and sustainable way as a coherent, integrated whole. Overall, reformed health systems in ECA transition countries are likely to include a number of key elements. As part of democratic, market-oriented societies with limited resources, reformed health systems will be governed, managed and regulated in new ways.
Health ministries in ECA countries must gradually transform themselves from institutions that deliver and finance health care to ones that set the policy agenda; define and revise the sector's legal, institutional, regulatory, and policy framework; ensure that public goods in the health arena are provided efficiently and effectively; achieve a good health financing system; and, in these and other ways, promote improved health outcomes. For the World Bank Group, addressing the challenge of reforming health sectors in Europe and Central Asia will test its mettle.
A Health Sector Strategy for the Europe and Central Asia Region (Health, Nutrition, and Population Series) by Verdon S Staines