A five-year initiative funded by USAID and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Accelerator ensures that in-country institutions and organizations have the capacity and expertise to independently translate, adapt and build more effective and sustainable health system interventions on their journeys to self-reliance.
To support countries as they prioritize systems-level barriers, understand entry points for change, and apply integrated systems improvement approaches so that systems can continue to improve after the program’s initial investment.
Launched in October 2018, the five-year initiative has taken a dynamic approach to health systems strengthening thus far. In its first year, the Accelerator began country engagements in Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, and Togo – and regional offices in West Africa and Asia.
- 2018 October
- 2019 April
- 2019 August
- 2019 October
- 2020 March
The Accelerator launches.
The Accelerator organizes a two-day costing technical work group from April 25–26, 2019 in Liberia, led by its regional partner the Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation. As part of the Accelerator’s partnership with the country’s Ministry of Health (MOH) to improve public health financing in the country, the work group discusses a costing methodology and plans to institutionalize the process at the MOH.
Global Challenge Corporation (GCC) joins the Accelerator consortium of partners to support Côte d’Ivoire’s progress towards sustainable financing for the HIV transition. As a leading technical institution originating from within the country, GCC brings deep technical expertise as well as intimate familiarity with the Ivorian context and long-term relationships with government and civil society actors and institutions.
The Accelerator announces its partnership with USAID Missions, country leaders, and local and regional partners in Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, and Togo to prioritize systems-level barriers that hinder community health outcomes, understand entry points for change, and apply integrated systems improvement approaches in West Africa.
The Accelerator partners with the Ivorian Network of People Living with HIV (RIP+) in Côte d’Ivoire to work with civil society and government stakeholders to assess and address barriers to HIV service access and utilization. Under the leadership of RIP+, the Accelerator will work with civil society organizations to launch the Stigma Index Assessment 2.0, using the tool developed by the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), to better understand how different groups of people living with HIV and key populations are affected by stigma and discrimination.
The Accelerator works with local, regional and global partners to identify pathways to self-sustaining, strong health systems.