Webinar: Coordinating Multi-sectoral, Multi-level Pandemic Responses

The current COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be devastating for health systems globally. To slow the spread of the virus and to reduce its toll, country leaders must manage strong systems-focused, multi-sectoral coordination, planning, and monitoring. Countries are asking how to create and manage the cross-sectoral teams needed to mount a coordinated response to the …

Improving Health Systems Strengthening and Policy Research Capacities in Asia

The Accelerator has conducted a landscaping of promising health systems strengthening learning platforms and health policy and systems research institutions in Asia to strengthen the practical generation and translation of evidence into policymaking and practice.

Accelerator Mobilizes Local and Regional Experts to Support Ghana’s COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 presents a global threat for the health of the world’s population. Ghana is mobilizing a national effort to align resources and strengthen coordination to effectively respond to the threat. Under the leadership of the President of Ghana, the Government of Ghana (GoG) appointed a Presidential Coordinator for Ghana’s COVID response, to ensure a strong, …

Virtual Co-creation to Accelerate Progress Towards Universal Health Coverage in Togo

Author: Lior Miller Togo has embarked on the path towards achieving universal health coverage (UHC). However, several challenges persist, in particular strengthening the health system, optimizing health protection mechanisms, and identifying the institutional architecture to effectively support Togo’s journey toward UHC and produce sustainable improvements in health outcomes at the community level.  On August 27 and September 1, the Health Systems Strengthening Accelerator and partner Centre en Recherche Reproduction Humaine et en Demographie (CERRHUD) will …

Virtual Peer-to-Peer Learning Workshop Supports the Implementation and Scale up of Primary Care Provider Networks in Ghana

Primary care provide network models can play a valuable role in advancing universal health coverage (UHC) goals through improved collaboration among providers, referral coordination, availability of services and user experiences. In November 2017, Ghana’s Ministry of Health (MOH), National Health Insurance Scheme, and the Ghana Health Service, in collaboration with technical partners from USAID’s Systems …

New Accelerator Activity Aims to Strengthen Rehabilitation Services in Post-Conflict Countries

The Accelerator will partner with key stakeholders in Ethiopia, Georgia, and Sri Lanka to advance efforts to integrate rehabilitation services into health systems. Ageing populations, prevalence of non-communicable diseases, and conflict-induced injuries place a heavy burden on health systems around the globe and have created an ever-increasing gap between demand for rehabilitation services and their …

USAID: Helping Countries Respond During a Pandemic and Beyond

[In this article on USAID’s Medium Blog, Jennifer Jackson, Senior Communications Officer for the Office of Health Systems in the Bureau for Global Health, writes about how USAID program’s, including the Accelerator, are helping countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, while also keeping an eye on the future.] Countries worldwide are facing the dual challenge …

Supporting knowledge translation and contextualization of evidence to support Ghana’s COVID response

The Accelerator is partnering with the government of Ghana to support the Office of the Presidential Coordinator on COVID-19 to develop its critical infrastructure to manage the pandemic across all relevant sectors. We’re supporting tasks such as developing the office’s organogram and staffing structure, identifying experts to advise the government on crucial topics, and facilitating an …

Accelerator Partners with Civil Society to Address Barriers to HIV Service Access and Utilization in Côte d’Ivoire

Reducing or eliminating barriers to HIV services is needed to increase the implementation of routine screening and to ensure access to services in clinical settings so that people living with HIV can receive the immediate care they need and there is effective retention for long term care. The Accelerator is partnering with the Ivorian Network …

Global Challenge Corporation joins Accelerator Consortium to support sustainable financing for HIV in Côte d’Ivoire

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