How a Gender-sensitive Quality Improvement Approach Supports Integrated People-centered Health Services

The World Health Organization framework on integrated people-centered health services (IPCHS) supports increasing timely access to essential health services and making health care more people-centered through five strategic shifts in health care systems:

  1. Empowering and engaging people
  2. Strengthening governance and accountability
  3. Reorienting the model of care
  4. Coordinating services within and across sectors
  5. Creating an enabling environment

The short report available here discusses why and how to address gender issues within the IPCHS framework.

Report Author(s): 
Julia Holtemeyer, Megan Ivankovich, and Taroub Harb Faramand
USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems Project/URC
ASSIST publication: 
ASSIST publication
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