New tools help Liberia’s John F. Kennedy Medical Centre improve its data systems

Authors: Augustine Omodieke & Olasunmbo Makinde Over the past year, leadership from the John F. Kennedy Medical Centre (JFKMC), Liberia, and the Accelerator have worked together to strengthen the hospital’s systems and management processes across the fiscal, supply chain, and service delivery to improve the quality of care. These interventions are designed to ensure that …

Des représentants de la société civile et des agents de santé communautaire plaident en faveur du financement de la santé communautaire en Guinée

Auteurs : Lior Miller et Sylla Boubacar La Guinée, qui s’étend de sa capitale, Conakry, sur la côte de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, jusqu’à la région du Sahel, est confrontée à des défis constants en matière de systèmes de santé, notamment des taux élevés de mortalité maternelle et de mortalité des enfants de moins de cinq …

Practical approaches strengthen John F. Kennedy Medical Centre’s data reporting culture

Author: Olasunmbo Makinde, Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation Over the past year, leadership from the John F. Kennedy Medical Centre (JFKMC), Liberia, and the Accelerator have been working together to strengthen the hospital’s systems and management processes across the fiscal, supply chain, and service delivery to improve the quality of care at the hospital. To …

Support to Liberia ensures adequate stock of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies at John F. Kennedy Medical Centre

Author: Augustine Omodieke, Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation Over the past years, Liberia’s John F. Kennedy Medical Centre (JFKMC) has experienced stock out of essential drugs due to poor inventory management and demand forecasting. As a result, patients were forced to purchase drugs from private drug stores. Stacks of commodities (mostly donated products) arrived at …

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 …

Scaling up Primary Care Provider Networks in Ghana to Achieve Universal Health Coverage

Authors: Ezinne Ezekwem, Elizabeth Hammah, Dr. Awudu Tinorgah, Dr. Nana Enyimayew, Dr. Chris Atim, and Dr. Linda Vanotoo In response to challenges and varying capacities of providers to deliver quality primary health care (PHC) services, the Government of Ghana, with the support of USAID Systems for Health (S4H), designed and implemented the Primary Care Provider …

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 …

New Report Explores the Linkages Between Social Accountability and Social and Behavior Change

Authored by: Susan Pietrzyk, PhD, International Health and Development Team, ICF As a project, the Accelerator’s focus on health system strengthening (HSS) is pursued in various ways. Analysis and use of evidence and tools along with original research provide important insights. Investments such as these build an understanding of complex dynamics and provide a springboard …

Q&A: Implementation Research and Adaptive Learning Help Guinea Define Roles and Responsibilities

Author: Nkem Wellington, Program Communications Director, Results for Development Dr. Alexandre Delamou MD, MPH, Ph.D. Director of the Africa Center for Excellence for Prevention and Control of Transmissible Diseases, at the University Gamal Abdel Nasser, head of the university’s Public Health Department, and director of the Research Unit at the Maferinyah Center The Accelerator, in …