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Harvard Public Health Magazine Q&A: Margaret Kruk, Improving Health Care Quality in Resource-Poor Countries

Harvard Public Health Magazine Q&A: Margaret Kruk, Improving Health Care Quality in Resource-Poor Countries

July 26, 2018- Since 2017, Margaret Kruk, MPH ’00, Associate Professor of Global Health at the Harvard Chan School, has been chair of The Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDG [Sustainable Development Goals] Era. In that role, she has led an effort to review current knowledge, conduct new empirical studies, and offer policy recommendations for improving health care quality in low- and middle-income countries…
High-Quality Health Systems in the Sustainable Development Goal Era: A Special Collection

High-Quality Health Systems in the Sustainable Development Goal Era: A Special Collection

December 13, 2017- Margaret Kruk, Hannah Leslie, and Muhammad Ali Pate introduce the PLOS Collection on High-Quality Health Systems in the Sustainable Development Goal Era.

In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide global progress in economic, social, and environmental domains through 2030. In contrast to the health-condition specific approach of the 2000 – 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the SDGs cover nearly all major health topics…

Where’s the complexity? Reflections on the aims of the Lancet Global Commission on High Quality Health Systems

Where’s the complexity? Reflections on the aims of the Lancet Global Commission on High Quality Health Systems

March 24, 2017 – The Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era (HQSS Commission) was launched two weeks ago drawing attention to the fact that access to healthcare, in and of itself, is not sufficient to meet the (health part of the) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Rather, it is access…
Quality of Care Network introducing Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era

Quality of Care Network introducing Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era

March 20, 2017 – The Lancet Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era (HQSS Commission) held its first meeting in Boston on March 13 – 15, 2017. The Commission brings together 30 commissioners from 18 countries, with expertise in academia, government, non-government organizations, and community organizations with the aim to…

 

Achieving high quality health care around the globe

Achieving high quality health care around the globe

March 17, 2017 – Improving people’s access to health care around the world has been a major focus of global health experts in recent years. Now they are turning their attention to the quality of that care—especially in low- and middle-income countries that often bear…
Introducing The Lancet Global Health Commission on High-Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era

Introducing The Lancet Global Health Commission on High-Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era

March 13, 2017 – The Millennium Development Goals on health have expanded access to basic health interventions to millions of people in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, access alone will not be sufficient to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) if health systems cannot provide high quality care…