Resources

Health Partners International is keen to ensure that the lessons learned and research in the course of our work reaches as wide an audience as possible and is used for discussion, implementation, teaching and research.

We produce a range of resources built on our extensive experience in strengthening governance and health systems since 1995.

We have a wide range of well-tried and innovative methodologies, tools and approaches for the health sector. These have been developed with our partners, and can be adapted for use in different contexts.

Use our publications search facility on the right by typing in a keyword or ticking a document type, technical or priority health area to find:

Recent Publications

Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2008

This policy brief focuses on the support provided through the PATHS programme for the development, ratification and enactment of federal and state health policy and legislation during the period 2003 to 2007. The brief focuses on: The different nature and origins of the policy and legislation support at federal and state... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2008

This policy brief examines the three month mass media and community outreach campaign on health sector reform (HSR) called I am a New Nigerian. In 2006, as part of its ongoing assistance to  the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health  (FMoH) on health sector reform (HSR), PATHS developed and implemented a three month... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2008

This policy brief focuses on Improved Management through Participatory Appraisal and Continuous Transformation (IMPACT) in Nigeria. IMPACT is an approach that systematically appraises health facilities, supports improved service delivery, encourages community participation and recognises and promotes service quality. This is achieved through the implementation of four iterative components which work... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2008

This policy brief focuses on improving government health facility infrastructure in Nigeria. Government health facilities in Enugu, Jigawa and Benue States had suffered from years of neglect, with few resources allocated for repairs and maintenance. Rehabilitation of these facilities was considered vital to improve service delivery. In most locations no expansion... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2008

This policy brief focuses on increasing access to safe motherhood services in Nigeria. Significant behaviour change in relation to pregnancy and maternal complications occurred in the intervention communities, and communities and providers in both states reported that many maternal deaths and morbidities had been averted. The initiative focused on building institutional... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2008

This policy brief focuses on providing essential drugs and equipment in Nigeria. Poor provision of drugs and equipment in public health facilities has had a negative impact on patient attendance in many Nigerian States, with patients seeing little point in visiting facilities that do not provide them with drugs. In an... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2008

The focus of this policy brief is to consider what safety nets exist to protect the poor from the burden of health care costs, and what other options will contribute to achieving the laudable goals outlined in the FMOH 2006 health financing policy. As free maternal and child health care... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2008

The Community Diagnostics Programme (CDP) started in November 2006 and aimed to design and operate a functional system for providing quality-assured diagnostic services for anaemia and malaria to poor communities in five states in Nigeria. In each state a team of four laboratory supervisors/trainers designed the programme during workshops facilitated... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2008

This policy brief focuses on strengthening planning and budgeting at state level in Nigeria. In 2002, many of the state planning and budgeting weaknesses could be directly associated with the ‘role ambiguities’ (both political and administrative) which persisted in the Nigeria Public Health System – between and within the three... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2008

This policy brief focuses on strengthening routine immunisation (RI) systems in Nigeria. From inception in 2002, PATHS has worked in collaboration with Nigerian stakeholders to contribute towards improving Routine Immunisation (RI) services. A PATHS-supported technical roundtable on immunisation held in 2004 and to which a wide range of federal and state... Read more