Can a sector-wide approach underpin and advance universal health coverage?

Ulikpan, Anar, Hill, Peter, Malik, Asmat Ullah, Shakarishvili, George and Narula, Indermohan (2012) Can a sector-wide approach underpin and advance universal health coverage?. Asian Social Work and Policy Review, 6 1: 56-65. doi:10.1111/j.1753-1411.2011.00061.x

Author Ulikpan, Anar
Hill, Peter
Malik, Asmat Ullah
Shakarishvili, George
Narula, Indermohan
Title Can a sector-wide approach underpin and advance universal health coverage?
Journal name Asian Social Work and Policy Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1753-1403
Publication date 2012-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1753-1411.2011.00061.x
Open Access Status
Volume 6
Issue 1
Start page 56
End page 65
Total pages 10
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Fragmented management approach makes the provision of comprehensive health care for achieving universal health coverage very unlikely. This article aims to explore the potential contribution of a systemic approach—the sector-wide approach (SWAp)—to achieving universal health coverage (UHC), using the Mongolian context as an example. The paper describes UHC and factors that hinder its achievement in developing countries, based on the Mongolian experience. The analysis focuses on the root factors hindering the achievement of UHC and examines how these affect system and local capacity critical for achieving UHC. Two principally different approaches, a sectorwide (holistic) approach and a standalone project (fragmented) approach are compared in terms of their contribution to the main indicators of achieving UHC. The current stage of the Mongolian health SWAp is identified and early rewards of a SWAp are presented. The paper proposes a SWAp as a potential approach to tackle these root factors to help in achieving UHC, because it is a promising instrument that promotes a systems-strengthening and capacity-building approach to enable effective coordination of standalone projects in alignment with the national priorities.
Keyword Holistic approach
Sector-wide approach
Systems approach
Universal health coverage
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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