HEALTH SYSTEMS STRENGTHENING HEALTH SYSTEM PROFILES

Health Systems Country Profiles

Until 1998, a report on the health system of each country of the Region of the Americas that systematically provided a succinct and analytical description of the structure and dynamics of each country’ s health system was not available. The countries of the Region expressed the need to have methodological guidelines that would facilitate the preparation and periodic updating as well as to monitor and evaluate health sector reform processes. (CD41.R12)

The following Health Systems Profiles have resulted from the application by the country technical levels of the Guidelines for the Preparation of Health Systems Profiles for the Countries of the Region. The Profile does not contain an exhaustive analysis of all possible subjects or of all the subjects it deals with. It refers only to the relevant aspects of selected subjects considered indispensable by the countries.

Detailed analyses of the subjects included (or of others not included) are possible and, in many cases, necessary, and they can be addressed subsequently by the countries. The concise nature and periodic updating of the Profile has made the Health Systems Profile a valuable tool for decision-makers at the national, sub-national, and international level. This is particularly relevant at a time when the strengthening of the steering role of the ministries of health has become an important item in the countries health agenda.

Lastest edition of the  Methodological Guidelines: Health Systems Profiles

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Anguila
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Antigua and Barbuda
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Argentina
Belize
Belize
Bolivia
Bolivia
Brazil
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
British Virgin Islands
Canada
Canada
Chile
Chile
Colombia
Colombia
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Cuba
Cuba
Dominica
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Ecuador
El Salvador
El Salvador
Grenada
Grenada
Guatemala
Guatemala
Guyana
Guyana
Haiti
Haiti
Honduras
Honduras
Jamaica
Jamaica
Mexico
Mexico
Montserrat
Montserrat
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
Panama
Panama
Paraguay
Paraguay
Peru
Peru
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Saint Kitts Nevis
Saint Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
Santa Lucia
Suriname
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
USA
United States
Uruguay
Uruguay
Venezuela
Venezuela