Good Health and Well-Being

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Sustainability Strategies for Regional Health

  • Ibrahim UmarEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69627-0_41-1

Definition

Sustainability denotes the ability of government (ministries, department, and agencies), private, and civil society sectors to perform certain activities on continuum scale, especially at the end of donor-supported regime, by keeping the project moving at a desired phase, for impact and/or outcomes (Joaquin 1998; Lyson et al. 2001). Regional health is a new healthcare concept which deals with healthcare issues at the grassroot level. It is an emerging concept which addresses health issues within a rural populace (Frank et al. 2005). Regional health system (RHS) is defined by its regional boundaries (Dash 2009), characterized by its financing, coordination, organizing, risk pooling, health services provision, and management capacity among others (Yap 2017). The fundamental goal of regional health system is to improve the health status of the target community (Frank et al. 2005).

Introduction

Sustainability as a concept is vague lacking in distinct definition, characterized by...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Global Health GovernanceUnited Nations University – International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)Kuala LumpurMalaysia

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