As explained by the World Bank "Access to health services is reduced by health system inefficiencies and deficiencies, including ill-equipped facilities, drug shortages, too few staff, and gaps in their skills. Poor people are affected most and least able to afford treatment. Illness often drives families (deeper) into poverty.
Health systems are complex. They require high levels of human capital and financing, a clear vision, and strong leadership. Countries must plan and allocate their limited resources efficiently to meet their many pressing needs
This course, which is free and allows you to take it at your own pace, covers the various attributes of a good health system including: health financing; the role of leadership and governance; quality improvement and health information; essential drugs, procedures, vaccines and technology; and the health workforce.