Submit a literature review paper in publication format about “HEALTHCARE REFORMS AND HEALTH SYSTEM STRENGTHENING IN GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL (GCC) COUNTRIES” – it should be in publication format – of a form of a research article suitable for submission for publication in the Journal of Health Affairs (Health Affairs is the leading journal of health policy thought and research on health reform, healthcare costs, and health system innovations) – in the literature review, discuss your topic regarding: current and required policy and practice. The review should (a) synthesize data regarding key epidemiological, demographic, political, economic and cultural dimensions in the GCC and the health sector challenges of these countries , (b) analyze and critique historical trends in policy and practice approaches and the recent health system reforms in GCC countries in addressing healthcare challenges and (c) formulate the basis for policy and practice advance with respect to these health challenges. In the literature review, you should reflect on your evolving understanding of the systemic nature of having an effective health system and the efficient delivery of healthcare services, and suggest possible solutions required to address gaps in the public health sectors of GCC countries.
YOUR PAPER MUST FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES OF THE JOURNAL OF HEALTH AFFAIRS (MORE DETAILS ARE DESCRIBED AND CAN BE FOUND ON THEIR WEBSITE – WWW.HEALTHAFFAIRS.ORG): INCLUDING PUBLICATION FORMAT AND PREPARATION (2,000-2,500 WORDS), RESEARCH ARTICLE STYLE, ENDNOTES, ABSTRACT (100-150 WORDS, EXAMPLE OF AN ABSTRACT IS ATTACHED), AND FIGURES & TABLES (NOT MORE THAN 4 TABLES AND FIGURES) .Document Preview:
(http://www.worldbank.org/) Who We Are (/en/who-we-are) / News (http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/NEWS/0,,pagePK:34382~piPK:34439~theSitePK:4607,00.html) PRESS RELEASE Strengthening Healthcare Systems in the GCC Countries is Key to Improved Fairness and Accountability February 21, 2014 This page in: English ??????? (http://www.albankaldawli.org/ar/news/press-release/2014/02/21/strengthening-healthcare-systems-in-the-gcc-countries) ? ! (mailto:?body=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.worldbank.org%2Fen%2Fnews%2Fpress-release%2F2014%2F02%2F21%2Fstrengthening-healthcare-system” s-in-th# e-gcc-c$ ountries%3Fcid%3DEXT_WBEmailShare_EXT&subject=Strengthening%20Healthcare%20Systems%20in%20the%20GCC%20Countries%20is%20Key%20to%20Improved%20Fairness%20and%20Accountability%20) KUWAIT CITY, February 19, 2014 – Addressing challenges and identifying solutions in the health systems in the GCC countries is the focus of a ?ve-day workshop sponsored by the World Bank in association with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)- Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF). The workshop, Health Systems Challenges and Solutions in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries, brings together 32 representatives from Ministries of Health, Finance, and Planning and health agencies like the Supreme Council of Health Services, as well as hospitals and health insurance companies. Presentations will be delivered by experts from the World Bank, Harvard University, and the OECD and will aim to familiarize policy makers in the GCC countries with the World Bank’s latest regional strategy on health in the Arab world. The trainers will focus on key challenges in the health systems and the necessary solutions drawing on global best practices. This session is part of a series of human development related courses held in partnership between the World Bank and the IMF Center.