- Autores: Calado RA, Fernandes MC, Fernandes MC, Fernandes N, Alves-Pires C, Fernandes N, Bahia MT, Fernandes S, Fernandes S, Fernandez-Martinez A, Fernandez-Martinez A, Ferreira A, Ferreira A
- Link: http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/91/11/13-118729/en/
This paper explores the HRH policy lessons from four countries – Brazil, Ghana, Mexico and Thailand – purposefully selected for having achieved sustained improvements in accelerating progress towards UHC since 1990.Part of their success lies in the policy focus on the health workforce to expand population coverage and the health benefits package. The paper reviews the available literature on the impact of HRH policy to identify the key actions and lessons that support accelerated progress towards UHC, with special attention to “effective coverage” and equity. By effective coverage we mean the proportion of people who have received satisfactory health services relative to the number needing such services. We focus on maternal and neonatal health – areas in which comparative data are widely available, given that measuring effective coverage of UHC within and across countries is feasible by establishing “tracers” or a subset of activities indicative of overall service quality and quantity.