NYU Gets Partners for Health Reform Documents

In late 2006, NYU Libraries Business and Government Documents Center received a large collection of health policy related documents from the Partners for Health Reform Plus(PHRplus) Project. PHRplus was the U.S. Agency for International Development’s(USAID) flagship project in health policy and systems strengthening. This project continued the work of
Partners for Health Reform(PHR) in 2001 and is currently known as Health Systems 20/20. The collection contains health policy papers, project descriptions, and surveys published in the last twenty years. A majority of the documents concern health policy analysis and reform. There are policy reports, assessments, and recommendations about various issues in the healthcare sphere; reproductive health, disease prevention, and guide books on how best to implement, organize, and run a healthcare facility. Many of the documents are nation-specific and include health related reports and demographic surveys from such diverse countries as Zambia and China.

We are still in the process of preparing and cataloging the collection and look forward to having this valuable resource available for active research by fall 2007. Contact: Gretchen Gano, Librarian for Public
Administration and Government Information, 212-998-2662 for further information.

PHRplus conducted health systems research; implemented performance monitoring and results tracking; provided training and capacity development; and produced strategic documentation to promote knowledge transfer of international health policy information. PHRplus worked with NGO’s, USAID cooperating agencies, international and developing country partner organizations, UNICEF, World Bank, foundations, universities, and host country government agencies. PHRplus operated in over twenty countries within the regions of Asia, Africa, South America, and Europe. Abt Associates Inc. and Development Associates, Inc implemented the project.

Sample of Collection:

Post, May, “Preventing Maternal Mortality Through Emergency Obstetric Care,” Support for Analysis and Research in Africa(SARA) Project, April 1997

To date, the focus of safe motherhood programs in most countries has been on the delivery of maternal services other than emergency obstetric care (EOC). However, maternal mortality rates cannot be reduced unless prompt adequate care is available for obstetric complications. This report outlines the barriers to timely and appropriate EOC in Africa,
and reviews lessons learned and best practices for improving EOC; the cost of EOC and research needs and information gaps are also addressed.

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Useful Links:

PHRplus Website

USAID Website

Abt Associates Website

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