Strategies to strengthen referral from primary care to secondary care in low- and middle-income countries

The Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies is pleased to announce publication of a new policy brief on strategies to strengthen referral from primary care to secondary care in low- and -middle-income countries.

The Policy Brief, produced by the Nossal Institute for Global Health in University of Melbourne, identifies policy options, strategies and approaches that policy makers should focus on in order to strengthen the mechanisms for integrating services between Primary and Secondary care
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Use of community health workers to manage and prevent noncommunicable diseases: policy options based on the findings of the COACH study

APO is pleased to announce publication of a new policy brief on the use of community health workers to manage and prevent noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

The policy brief links literature review findings with investigation in the filed in Bangladesh, China, Nepal and Viet Nam to identify a number of policy options for countries to consider on how to maximize role of community health workers in managing NCDs.

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Call for Expression of Interest in Serving as an Internal Review Panel Member for the Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

The Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (APO) invites expressions of interest from experienced researchers in the areas of health systems and policies based in the Asia Pacific region wishing to serve as an APO Internal Review Panel (IRP) member. The IRP plays a vital role in quality control for the APO’s research products and provides input to the strategic direction of the APO’s research agenda.

For any queries, please contact the APO Secretariat at apobservatory@who.int.

Submissions are due 12 January, 2019.

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What is APO?

The Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (the APO) is a collaborative partnership of interested governments, international agencies, foundations, and researchers that promotes evidence-informed health system policy regionally and in all countries in the Asia Pacific region.

The APO:

  • Collaboratively identifies priority health system issues across the Asia Pacific region;
  • Develops and synthesizes relevant research to support and inform countries’ evidence-based policy development; and
  • Builds country and regional health systems research and evidence-informed policy capacity.

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