District health management and its association with health system performance in the Eastern Region of Ghana - a PhD thesis
PERFORM2Scale was pleased to be able to support a number of doctoral students through their studies. One was Anne Christine Stender Heerdegen at Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute whose thesis was entitled District health management and its association with health system performance in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
The aim of this thesis was to analyze district health management, and its association with health system performance in Ghana. The specific objectives were:
- To analyze how district health management emerges, hereunder the contextual, organizational and individual aspects that enable or hinder DHMs in carrying out their functions.
- To assess managerial capacity at district level in Ghana, Uganda and Malawi.
- To analyze the association between district health management and health system performance in Ghana.
- To analyze managerial practices related to health worker transfers in Ghana.
This dissertation seeks to provide insights into district health management that may guide the development of management strengthening strategies in Ghana, and other countries with similarly decentralized health systems.