Join the Accelerator at the 2021 Global Health Science and Practice Technical Exchange

The Global Health Science and Practice Technical Exchange (#GHTechX) is an annual event for the global health community sharing state-of-the-art evidence-based best practices and information through a variety of technical sessions. Join the Health Systems Strengthening Accelerator (Accelerator) and our partners from April 21-24, 2021 for a variety of presentations highlighting evidence-based best practices in […]

Institutional Architecture for Health Systems Strengthening

In many low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), health systems strengthening (HSS) efforts have often involved partnerships between domestic institutions, international donors, and external providers of technical assistance. As donor funding declines, countries are seeking to build capacity for HSS independent of international support. This objective aligns well with the overall goal of the Accelerator program, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]