This conference brought together over 100 participants with reproductive health and health systems development expertise from over 20 countries.
The aims of the conference were:
- To further international debate and knowledge on the implications of
health systems development (HSD) for sexual and reproductive health
(SRH) policies, programmes and services.
- To identify priorities for health systems to respond to the needs of
sexual and reproductive health services and appropriate approaches for
- To develop recommendations for promoting dialogue and collaboration
between SRH and HSD actors.
These proceedings include an introduction (listing the aims and objectives, funding and participation, and outputs and follow-up); a synthesis of summary points arising from the conference; a background paper by S. Mayhew, N. Gerein and A. Green entitled \"Sexual and Reproductive Health and Health Systems Development: Interlinkages and dialogue. An overview of key issues;\" paper and poster abstracts; summaries from working group discussions (on accountability, advocacy, priority setting, decentralization, human resources, multi-sector links, programme integration, insurance schemes, PRSPs/HIPC/Macro-financial initiatives, public-private mix, sector-wide approaches/donor aid co-ordination and user fees); lists of participants and the conference organizers and committees, and a note on websites and further dissemination.
Making the link. Proceedings of a conference on health systems and reproductive health, University of Leeds/London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 9 - 11th September, 2003, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK, 151 pp.
Acting for reproductive health in global reform contexts. Making the link between sexual and reproductive health and health systems development, Leeds, UK, September 9 - 11th 2003.