Strengthening the Evidence-to-Action Cycle in the Asia Region will Require Investments in Health Policy and Research Institutions

Author: Leah List, Senior Program Associate, Results for Development HPSRIs share their vision of a robust health policy and systems research ecosystem at the co-creation series’ first session on May 27, 2021 “These challenges are opportunities to explore innovative solutions that involve not just the “producers of the research” but “demand-side” stakeholders.” Jean-Jacques Frere USAID […]

Accelerator Hosts Regional Webinar Series Health Financing in Rehabilitation

With support from the Inclusive Development Hub of USAID’s Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI) and funding from the Leahy War Victim’s Fund, the Accelerator has partnered with the WHO to develop a knowledge product on “Rehabilitation in Health Financing”. The knowledge product will analyze options for financing rehabilitation in different health systems contexts […]

COVID-19 collaborative focuses on citizens’ compliance to public health measures, data use, and integration of data systems

Accelerator facilitated COVID-19 collaborative focuses on citizens’ compliance to COVID-19 public health measures, data use, and integration of data systems.

Strengthening Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services in Liberia through Co-creation and Collaboration

The burden of mental, neurological, and substance abuse (MNS) disorders in Liberia stems in part from the layered effects of civil war, pandemic health crises (Ebola in 2014-15 and currently COVID-19), and widespread poverty, vulnerability, and drug use—reflected by an almost 40% increase between 2007 and 2017 in the burden of disability caused by depressive […]

Implementing Guinea’s National Community Health Strategy

Authors: Amy Nye, Lior Miller, and Nathan Blanchet  The successful rollout of Guinea’s National Community Health Strategy will require complex changes in health financing, human resources, and governance. To help Guinea independently translate, adapt, and sustain innovative ways to strengthen health systems, the Accelerator is facilitating dialogue with key partners and stakeholders to identify the […]

8 Countries Join the Virtual Collaborative on National Coordination of a Multi-sectoral and Multi-level Pandemic Response

Bahrain, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Mongolia, Nigeria, and Senegal will participate in a 6-month virtual collaborative focused on strengthening the leadership capacities and functions needed to ensure strong cross-sectoral and multi-level coordination to manage major health and socio-economic threats, such as COVID-19. The collaborative will also focus on building the foundation of more resilient and responsive health […]

What does it take to coordinate multi-sectoral, multi-level pandemic responses?

Insights from the virtual collaborative launch webinar Authors: Dr. Uchenna Gwacham-Anisiobi (Associate, HSDF), Dr. Christine Ezenwafor (Team Lead, Public Health Advisory, HSDF), and Agnes Gatome-Munyua, Senior Program Officer, R4D COVID-19 has undoubtedly posed an enormous strain on health systems globally with over 230 countries, areas, and territories reporting cases[i]. Pandemic responses require multiple sectors, agencies, […]