Experience of devolution in district health system of Pakistan: perspectives regarding needed reforms.

@article{Shaikh2012ExperienceOD,
  title={Experience of devolution in district health system of Pakistan: perspectives regarding needed reforms.},
  author={Shiraz Shaikh and Imran Naeem and Asaad Ahmed Nafees and Aysha Zahidie and Zafar Fatmi and Ambreen Kazi},
  journal={JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={62 1},
  pages={
          28-32
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To identify the strengths and weaknesses of the devolved district health system from the experiences of different stakeholders, and recommend direction for reforms in the existing system. METHODS Using qualitative exploratory design, the study was conducted in 3 cities of the province of Sindh in Pakistan--Karachi, Khairpur and Larkana--from January to March 2010. Nine in-depth interviews were conducted with multiple stakeholders (District Coordination Officer, Executive District… CONTINUE READING
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