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 addressing these.
- 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.