A conceptual and analytical approach to comparative analysis of country case studies: HIV and TB control programmes and health systems integration

This paper proposes a conceptual framework and an analytical methodology which might be used to comparatively analyse a series of case studies that explore health systems, communicable diseases programmes and concepts of integration in order to make systematic comparisons to offer novel insights, to test new theories and to offer new hypotheses. We illustrate through a preliminary analysis how this framework can be applied to compare the impact of health systems integration and HIV and TB programmes in four countries in South-East Asia that were the
subject of cases studies.

Document Date: 23 September, 2010
Author: Richard Coker and others