Studying the science of health delivery

Studying health delivery means figuring out which techniques work for getting the interventions to the people who need them the most. It means studying how to scale effective techniques, and studying how we can speed up policy making processes. Sounds simple doesn’t it? Unfortunately, its rarely done and certainly without the scientific rigor we apply to other types of research. Harvard professor Jim Kim refers to an “implementation bottleneck” between what we know and are able to apply. At the recent meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Dr. Kim, formerly head of the WHO’s HIV/AIDs department (which was apparently a controversial tenure), urged the creation of “the science of healthcare delivery”. It’s a message which strongly resonates with me. We can control malaria if we deploy our current tools widely and effectively. First, we need to learn how.

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  1. 1 Launch of the Global Malaria Action Plan | topnaman Trackback on September 29, 2008 at 10:22 am
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