“Groundbreaking” Report Links HSS Interventions to Health Outcomes

USAID's Office of Health Systems released this landmark report which presents evidence linking health systems strengthening (HSS) interventions to measurable impacts on health outcomes for the first time. Health systems strengthening was found to improve health system outcomes such as service utilization, quality service provision, uptake of healthy behaviors, and financial protection. The report draws on evidence identified in 66 systematic reviews, which together cover more than 1,500 individual peer-reviewed studies on the effects of HSS interventions on health status and outcomes.

USAID Office of Health Systems, July 2015