Rapid assessment of the service delivery and health systems challenges in emerging priority areas in the Middle East

Understanding the gaps in effective health system response and service delivery for NCDs is an essential first step to strengthen the capacity of the regional health system to respond to this emerging public health threats. In October 2016 USAID’s Regional Bureau for the Middle East requested that the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project conduct a rapid assessment exploring the ability of existing health systems in the Middle East to address the growing burden of NCDs and to analyze their resiliency. Specifically, the study aimed to identify health system constraints (including service delivery gaps) in prevention, early detection and management of NCDs in ten USAID Middle East focus countries (Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, West Bank/Gaza, Tunisia, Syria, Libya and Yemen) in the context of emergencies.

This report presents the results of the rapid assessment of service delivery and health system challenges to address the growing burden of NCDs in the Middle East and provides key findings and analysis of the results along with recommendations for strengthening the health system capacity to promote NCD prevention, treatment and control.

Report Author(s): 
David Gzirishvili, Tamar Chitashvili, Nana Mensah Abrampah, and Michelle Leach
USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project/URC
ASSIST publication: 
ASSIST publication
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