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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Health Planning and Financing: Getting the Resources to Succeed
5172.0: Wednesday, December 14, 2005: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Health Planning and Financing: Getting the Resources to Succeed
This session focuses primarily on innovative strategies to improve financing, budgeting, operations and planning associated with health service delivery. Specifically, the presentations will discuss (1) social marketing strategies to improve sustainable contraceptive supply to lower and middle income groups, as applied in the Dominican Republic; (2) use of an improvement collaborative to improve quality of family planning services and increase linkages with HIV/AIDS services, using Tanzania as a case study; (3) principle investment, recurrent, and capital costs associated with financing the infectious disease surveillance and response (ISDR) in Tanzania; (5) scope of opportunities to reduce operational barriers and improve quality in HIV-ARV delivery in resource-constrained settings, examining specific interventions in South Africa and (6) linking financial management systems and budget items to health outputs and achievement of results, drawing on examples from Latin America and East Africa.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to (1) develop an understanding of existing challenges and innovative strategies to improve planning, financing, and operations in health service delivery and (2) examine specific experiences in resource-constrained settings related to health planning and budgeting.
Moderator(s):Wendy Abramson, PhD
2:30 PMIntroductory Remarks
2:35 PMEvaluation of efforts to increase sustainable contraceptive supply through the commercial sector  [ Recorded presentation ]
Sohail Agha, PhD, Mai Do, DrPH
2:50 PMMaximizing opportunities--collaborating for rapid scale-up of quality family planning services  [ Recorded presentation ]
Deo Mtasiwa, MD, Raz Stevenson, MD, MPH, Stephen Kinoti, MD, Mary Drake, RN, MPH, Elizabeth Hizza, MD
3:05 PMImproving the odds: Considering the operational barriers to effective HIV ARV delivery in low resource settings - lessons from South Africa  [ Recorded presentation ]
Jean Flatley McGuire, PhD, Nomalanga Makwedini, RN, MPH
3:20 PMConcluding Remarks
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:International Health
Endorsed by:Maternal and Child Health; Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health; Public Health Nursing; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA