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Public management and essential public health functions

  • Khaleghian, Peyvand
  • Das Gupta Monica

The authors provide an overview of how different approaches to improving public sector management relate to so-called core or essential public health functions, such as disease surveillance, health education, monitoring and evaluation, workforce development, enforcement of public health laws and regulations, public health research, and health policy development. The authors summarize key themes in the public management literature and draw lessons for their application to these core functions.

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Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 3220.

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Date of creation: 01 Feb 2004
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Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:3220
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