INTRODUCTION

The Association for Social Development(ASD) is a not-for-profit, non-political professional organization established in 1995. The Association works primarily to improve the quality and efficiency of public and private sector health care systems in a developing country context. The objectives are to:

Foster scientific development and education in the fields of health services and public health programmes, environment and community development.

Design, plan and conduct research to identify effective and feasible strategies for health care systems within low resource situations

Get the research into policy and practice by developing guidelines, tools, training materials for managers and care providers.

Technical support to government and other agencies for designing, planning, implementing and evaluating the health care programmes and projects

Develop and disseminate model of collaboration between public and private sector agencies.