About the Project
The problem in many countries around the world, people are not able to access the health services they need, which contributes to disappointing health outcomes. In developing countries this often extends to basic and essential services. This has dire implications for individuals, families, communities, and the ability of countries to meet their commitments to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being. Despite, in most cases, the best intentions of those responsible for improving the delivery of health services and enhancing wellbeing, these problems persist. They persist for a variety of reasons relating to the severity of the health challenges that a country faces, the technical capacities that a country has, the ability of a country to access and invest financial resources, and the level of commitment to delivering better health services that a country’s leaders have. Many of these reasons have some roots in governance and accountability breakdowns, which are sometimes overlooked when actors focus on the technical challenges that health systems face.