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Helping partner countries drive sustainable health systems change that expands access to life-saving services

Expediting progress toward self-sustaining, strong health systems is possible. To achieve this, countries and development partners must meet complex, systemic challenges with dynamic solutions that can evolve to meet countries’ needs over time. They must also develop new partnership models, in which technical institutions and experts at regional and country levels in Africa and Asia play a lead role in driving health system innovation and improvement.

A five-year initiative funded by USAID and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Accelerator increases people’s access to high performing health systems by supporting countries as they translate, adapt and build more effective and sustainable health system interventions on their journeys to self-reliance. The Accelerator will document and share lessons about how to do health systems strengthening better and amplify the stories of the individuals and institutions who are leading the way.

Drive health system improvement

We work with local, global and regional partners to advance health system reforms — step by step.

About the Accelerator

Institutionalize continuous change

Together with experts from local, regional, and global networks, the Accelerator develops innovative solutions for systems challenges and partners with countries to test, adapt, and improve on solutions, with the ultimate goal of taking them to scale.

Our Approach

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Join the Accelerator at the 2021 Global Health Science and Practice Technical Exchange

The Global Health Science and Practice Technical Exchange (#GHTechX) is an annual event for the global health community sharing state-of-the-art evidence-based best practices and information through a variety of technical sessions. Join the Health Systems Strengthening Accelerator (Accelerator) and our partners from April 21-24, 2021 for a variety of presentations highlighting evidence-based best practices in

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Webinar: Data Use in COVID-19 Response

Join the Health Systems Strengthening Accelerator (Accelerator) and the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) for a session with experts from around the world as they share how they are using data to shape their understanding of the spread of COVID-19, including available technology, national coordination, and

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Institutional Architecture for Health Systems Strengthening

In many low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), health systems strengthening (HSS) efforts have often involved partnerships between domestic institutions, international donors, and external providers of technical assistance. As donor funding declines, countries are seeking to build capacity for HSS independent of international support. This objective aligns well with the overall goal of the Accelerator program,

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