Managing a pandemic is about more than health

Authors: Adwoa Twum and Marian Opoku-Agyeman The Accelerator partnered with the Government of Ghana shortly after its’ first case of COVID-19 to strengthen and support the countries’ pandemic response efforts. Working closely with the President’s appointed Coordinator, the program supported local actors to create a COVID-19 response coordinating Secretariat to lead the effort. In Part …

Strategic oversight and coordination across institutions, actors, and processes help Ghana mount a robust pandemic response

Authors: Adwoa Twum, Marian Opoku-Agyeman, Omotayo Willoughby, Nana Ampadu Mari, and Linda Vanotoo The pandemic has stressed the need for novel approaches to a multisectoral response to mitigate the long-term social and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Health Systems Strengthening Accelerator (Accelerator) partnered with the Government of Ghana shortly after its’ first case …

Ghana’s Ministry of Health Hosts the 2021 Annual Health Summit with Support from the Accelerator

Authors: Adwoa Twum, Linda A. Vanotoo, and Benjamin Nyakutsey (Head of the Policy Unit of the Policy Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Department of Ghana’s Ministry of Health)  Ghana’s Annual Health Summit is the annual culmination event where the results of the review and monitoring of the health sector are presented to stakeholders through a series of …

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.

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, …