Are you involved in diagnosing and improving the state of health of a population? As a public body in charge of health, a development agency or a NGO, you surely recognise that setting up and reinforcing efficient health systems is both a priority and a challenge. Countries and communities are in urgent need of:
Sufficient and well-allocated financial resources
Skilled health workers
Capable institutions and community-based organisations with professional management
Efficient health information systems
Comprehensive and fair programmes with improved transparency and accountability
A well-organised and sustainable health infrastructure
We accompany health officials at international, national and community levels in implementing vital health care programmes in developing and transition countries. We have extensive experience in improving health services in Africa, in particular in French-speaking countries, but also valuable references in Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
Our permanent team is made up of doctors, pharmacists, health economists, planners, administrators, engineers and other specialists who work hand in hand with over 1200 high-level international and local consultants to manage and carry out health projects.
We maintain a strong network of partners, in particular in Southern countries, made up of individual consultants, consulting firms and health institutions.
Some of our most recent projects focus on Human Resources development in the health sector. For example, in the Congo Republic, we are helping the Administration and Resource Directorate of the Ministry of Health to improve professional training for paramedical personnel such as registered general nurses, midwives and laboratory technicians. With our partners, we’ve created a team of long-term and short-term consultants; we provide backstopping services to the team; administer the project and participate in the development of professional training.
Another area in which we’ve developed a positive international reputation concerns improved access to quality drugs. In Togo, we are building capacity within the health sector in order to improve the population’s access to essential drugs throughout the country.
Who are we?
Public health services are delivered to our clients through our partner company:
is a BIHSE company based in Germany, founded in 1977, comprising an independent and multidisciplinary team of international consultants committed to developing and managing health facilities. GITEC offers its expertise in improving the effectiveness of health service delivery by ensuring well chosen, well organized and well implemented health services, which put people at the centre. You can read more about GITEC's activities in the field of health here.
Health policy, health systems analysis, capacity analysis for strategic planning and implementation, planning, organisation, management of health care delivery systems (including operational research, assessment of sector governance processes, strategic decision making and change management, sector-wide approaches / donor co-ordination systems, post crisis rehabilitation of health care systems, public/private co-operation, regulation of the private sector)
Epidemiology (including communicable and non-communicable diseases, environmental health, health-related aspects of water and sanitation, epidemiological transition, demography)
Social issues and health (poverty and health linkage, health in the context of poverty reduction, access and equity, social inclusion in health, health rights and universal coverage policies)
Health economics and health financing
Health economics and financing (including cost analysis, sector budget analysis, assess of universal coverage policies)
Health care delivery (including referral system, health technology assessment, evidence-based care, quality management and quality assurance, accreditation, laboratory services, blood banks, infrastructure planning)
Reproductive health care (including family planning and emergency obstetric care)
Human Resources development
Education / training of health professionals (curriculum development, vocational and academic training in health, costing and institutional aspects of training, continuing health and medical education)
Human resources planning / management (including workforce management, motivation analysis, leadership and strategic capacities in the health sector, health worker migration)
National drug policy development, procurement, distribution, quality assurance, dispensation of drugs
Global influences on access to medicines, in particular legal assessment and health impact assessment of national legislation and of global agreements in the medicines area, in particular with respect to intellectual property rights.
Essential concepts in health promotion (including risk factors for major communicable and non-communicable diseases, family planning, nutrition, specific risk group approaches – e.g. children, adolescents, mothers, elderly persons, commercial sex workers, migrant workers, social, ethnic or behavioural minorities and marginalised populations)
Policy / institutional framework for health promotion (leadership and advocacy, multisector approach, social and cultural inclusion, health promotion agencies, self-help, interfaces self-help / professional services)
Behavioural change (evidence based behavioural change approaches, information – education – communication (IEC), media).
Assessment of availability, appropriateness and quality of health data (facility- and population-based data) and of health information systems
Health impact assessment of health interventions and of non-health interventions and policies