This brief video shows how systems thinking concepts such as leverage points, the development of a shared vision, collaboration and feedback loops can help us to understand Thailand's successful health systems reforms over the last three decades.
This video is used in the course Introduction to Health Policy Analysis. It provides a brief illustration of the key health policy analysis concepts of policy actors, content and context. However, it mostly serves as an example of a stakeholder management / communication strategy that seeks to overcome certain community members' resistance to policy implementation.
This video is used in the course Introduction to Health Policy Analysis to stimulate thinking and class discussion about the range of contextual factors influencing health policy development and implementation.
Drawing on the findings of a research project of the Resilient and Responsive Health Systems (RESYST) consortium, this video reflects on the health system effects of pay-for-performance (P4P). It is based on an evaluation that was done in the Pwani region of Tanzania, where P4P was piloted to increase deliveries in health facilities and improve maternal and child health. The video addresses the effects of P4P on facility resourcing and resource allocation processes, the behaviour of health workers and their relationships with patients, relationships between workers and managers, and accountability mechanisms.
With some fancy data visualisation, Hans Rosling shows the evolution of countries’ health and wealth over the past 200 years, stimulating reflection on questions such as the historical development of health systems, the global and national factors that impact health system development and performance, as well as disparities (and how these have changed over time) between and within countries. Visit the Gapminder website for more potential teaching tools: http://www.gapminder.org