Dr. Adnan Hyder, Director
Our program works to design systems and implement equitable and cost-effective strategies for delivering health care and health promotion interventions to disadvantaged and underserved communities in the U.S. and abroad.
The Health Systems' mandate is carried out through research, service, and training with and for the populations being served. Priority is given to populations stressed by economic, social, and political instability, many of which have also been displaced by conflict or natural disasters.
Our principal goal is to improve the capacity of communities to deliver the best possible preventive and curative care to their respective members. To accomplish this goal, our multidisciplinary faculty work in partnership with local governments and community leaders, ministries of health, community-based health and human service agencies, universities, and research institutes. We work with the communities to
- Determine the impact of existing health resources and delivery systems on health trends
- Strengthen their internal capacity to plan and manage improved health care programs
- Provide training and build the capacity to deliver consistent and high-quality health services at every level (local, regional, and national)
- Develop sustainable community-based interventions to promote future health and well-being
- Courses within the Health Systems Program focus on policy analysis; evaluation of national health systems; planning and managing national and global health programs; and
- Institution-building, teaching, and research in these same areas. Research priority is given to work in low- and middle-income countries and with disadvantaged populations.
Research article of the week
- July 27
A. Camielle Noordam, Asha George, Alyssa B. Sharkey, Arzu Jafarli, Salina S. Bakshi, and Julia C. Kim. Assessing Scale-Up of mHealth Innovations Based on Intervention Complexity: Two Case Studies of Child Health Programs in Malawi and Zambia. Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives. Journal of Health Communication, 0:1–11, 2015 doi:10.1080/10810730.2014.965363
- July 20
Elaine Roman, Augustine Ngindu, Bright Orji, Jérémie Zoungrana, Sarah Robbins, William Brieger. Evolution of malaria in pregnancy control: Jhpiego’s 10-year contribution. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 130 (2015) S62–S67. doi: 0.1016/j.ijgo.2015.03.009
- July 13
M. Hafizur Rahmana, Smisha Agarwal, Susan Tuddenham, Heather Peto, Mohammad Iqbal, Abbas Bhuiya and David H. Peters. What do they do? Interactions between village doctors and medical representatives in Chakaria, Bangladesh. Int. Health (2015) 7 (4): 266-271. doi: 10.1093/inthealth/ihu077
- June 29
Jeannette Liliana Amaya, Fernando Ruiz, Antonio J. Trujillo, and Christine Buttorff. Identifying barriers to move to better health coverage: preferences for health insurance benefits among the rural poor population in La Guajira, Colombia. Int J Health Plann Mgmt (2014). doi: 10.1002/hpm.2268
- June 15
David Bishai1, Karampreet Sachathep, Amnesty LeFevre, Hnin New Nwe Thant, Min Zaw, Tin Aung, Willi McFarland, Dominic Montagu and Social Franchising Research Team. Cost-effectiveness of using a social franchise network to increase uptake of oral rehydration salts and zinc for childhood diarrhea in rural Myanmar. Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2015, 13:3. doi:10.1186/s12962-015-0030-3
- June 8
A. Ager, G. Burnham, F. Checchi, M. Gayer, R. F. Grais, M. Henkens, M. B. F. Massaquoi, R. Nandy, C. Navarro-Colorado, P. Spiegel. Strengthening the evidence base for health programming in humanitarian crises. Science. 2014 Sep 12;345(6202):1290-2. doi: 10.1126/science.1254164
- June 1
Selena J An, Asha S George, Amnesty LeFevre, Rose Mpembeni, Idda Mosha, Diwakar Mohan, Ann Yang, Joy Chebet, Chrisostom Lipingu, Japhet Killewo, Peter Winch, Abdullah H Baqui and Charles Kilewo. Program synergies and social relations: implications of integrating HIV testing and counselling into maternal health care on care seeking. BMC Public Health (2015) 15:24. DOI 10.1186/s12889-014-1336-3.
- May 25
Allison Portnoy, Mark Jit, Jeremy Lauer, Adriaan Blommaert, Sachiko Ozawa,Meghan Stack, Jillian Murray, Raymond Hutubessy. Estimating costs of care for meningitis infections in low- and middle-income countries. Vaccine 33S (2015) A240–A247. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.11.061
- May 18
Henry B. Perry, Rose Zulliger, and Michael M. Rogers. Community Health Workers in Low-, Middle-, and High-Income Countries: An Overview of Their History, Recent Evolution, and Current Effectiveness. Annu. Rev. Public Health 2014. 35:399–421. doi: 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-032013-182354
- May 11
Abdullah H Baqui, Samir K Saha, A S M Nawshad Uddin Ahmed, Mohammad Shahidullah, Iftekhar Quasem, Daniel E Roth, A K M Samsuzzaman, Wazir Ahmed, S M Shahnawaz Bin Tabib, Dipak K Mitra, Nazma Begum, Maksuda Islam, Arif Mahmud, Mohammad Hefzur Rahman, Mamun Ibne Moin, Luke C Mullany, Simon Cousens, Shams El Arifeen, Stephen Wall, Neal Brandes, Mathuram Santosham, Robert E Black, for the Projahnmo Study Group in Bangladesh. Safety and efficacy of alternative antibiotic regimens compared with 7 day injectable procaine benzylpenicillin and gentamicin for outpatient treatment of neonates and young infants with clinical signs of severe infection when referral is not possible: a randomised, open-label, equivalence trial. Lancet Glob Health. 2015 May;3(5):e279-87. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(14)70347-X. Epub 2015 Apr 1.
- May 4
Kathryn R Millar, Jennifer McCutcheon, Eugenie H Coakley, William Brieger, Mohammed A Ibrahim, Zainab Mohammed, Amos Bassi and William Sambisa. Patterns and predictors of malaria care-seeking, diagnostic testing, and artemisinin-based combination therapy for children under five with fever in Northern Nigeria: a cross-sectional study. Malaria Journal 2014, 13:447 doi:10.1186/1475-2875-13-447
- April 27
M. Hafizur Rahman, Katharine A. Allen, Adnan A. Hyder & Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (2014): Descriptive epidemiology of injury cases: findings from a pilot injury surveillance system in Abu Dhabi, International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, DOI: 10.1080/17457300.2014.908225
- April 20
Erik D. Lindquist, C. M. George, Jamie Perin, Karen J. Neiswender de Calani, W. Ray Norman, Thomas P. Davis Jr, and Henry Perry. A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial to Reduce Childhood Diarrhea Using Hollow Fiber Water Filter and/or Hygiene–Sanitation Educational Interventions. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., 91(1), 2014, pp. 190–197. doi:10.4269/ajtmh.13-0568.
- April 13
Krishna D Rao, Varduhi Petrosyan, Edson Correia Araujo & Diane McIntyre. Progress towards universal health coverage in BRICS: translating economic growth into better health. Bull World Health Organ 2014;92:429–435 | doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.13.127951
- April 6
Dagna Constenla. Assessing the economic benefits of vaccines based on the health investment life course framework: A review of a broader approach to evaluate malaria vaccination. Vaccine 33 (2015) 1527–1540.
- March 31
Selena J An, Asha S George, Amnesty LeFevre, Rose Mpembeni, Idda Mosha, Diwakar Mohan, Ann Yang, Joy Chebet, Chrisostom Lipingu, Japhet Killewo, Peter Winch, Abdullah H Baqui and Charles Kilewo. Program synergies and social relations: implications of integrating HIV testing and counselling into maternal health care on care seeking. BMC Public Health (2015) 15:24. DOI 10.1186/s12889-014-1336-3
- March 23
Stephanie D. Kruchten, Kristina M. Bacon, and Bruce Y. Lee. The impact of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-infection on the economic burden of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) in Brazil and potential value of new CL drug treatments. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Sep;91(3):520-7. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.13-0309. Epub 2014 Jul 7.
- March 16
Olakunle Alonge, Shivam Gupta, Cyrus Engineer, Ahmad Shah Salehi and David H. Peters. Assessing the pro-poor effect of different contracting schemes for health services on health facilities in rural Afghanistan. Health Policy Plan. 2014 Dec 4. pii: czu127. [Epub ahead of print]
- March 9
Aisha I. Yansaneh, Lawrence H. Moulton, Asha S. George, Sowmya R. Rao, Ngozi Kennedy, Peter Bangura, William R. Brieger, Augustin Kabano and Theresa Diaz. Influence of community health volunteers on care seeking and treatment coverage for common childhood illnesses in the context of free health care in rural Sierra Leone. Trop Med Int Health. 2014 Dec;19(12):1466-76. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12383. Epub 2014 Sep 22
- March 2
Ager A, Burnham G, Checchi F, Gayer M, Grais RF, Henkens M, Massaquoi MB, Nandy R, Navarro-Colorado C, Spiegel P. Spiegel. Strengthening the evidence base for health programming in humanitarian crises. Science. 2014 Sep 12;345(6202):1290-2. doi: 10.1126/science.1254164.
- February 23
Abdulgafoor M Bachani, Edward Galiwango, Daniel Kadobera, Jacob A Bentley, David Bishai, Stephen Wegener, Adnan A Hyder. A new screening instrument for disability in low-income and middle-income settings: application at the Iganga-Mayuge Demographic Surveillance System (IM-DSS), Uganda. BMJ Open 2014;4:e005795. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005795.
- February 16
Jessica K. Holzer, Lauren Ellis, and Maria W. Merritt. Why We Need Community Engagement in Medical Research. J Investig Med 2014 Aug;62(6):851-5.
- February 9
Clark T. Johnson, Azadeh Farzin, Irina Burd. Current Management and Long-term Outcomes Following Chorioamnionitis. Obstet Gynecol Clin N Am 41 (2014) 649–669.
- February 2
Andrew J Mirelman, Sachiko Ozawa, and Simrun Grewala. The economic and social benefits of childhood vaccinations in BRICS. Bull World Health Organ. Jun 1, 2014; 92(6): 454–456.