Implementation Research Helps Guinea Assess Gaps and Opportunities in the National Community Health Strategy

Authors: Alexandre Delamou, Fassou Mathias Grovogui, Rachel Gates, Lior Miller, and Amy Nye Over the last decade, Guinea has invested significant resources to decentralize the country’s community health program to address key health challenges and poor health indicators. Historically, Guinea has faced a shortage of health workers, which limits the ability of community members to …

Defining the Essential Health Services Package Promotes Equity in Ghana

Authors: Elizabeth Hammah, Associate Director, Results for Development Dr. Linda Vanotoo, Country Director, Results for Development As Ghana works toward universal health coverage (UHC), the country is advancing improvements on key health systems challenges: with the stated goal of ensuring that all people in Ghana have timely access to high-quality health services irrespective of the …

Virtual Dialogue on Community Health and Immunization Integration Provides Key Insights for Togo and Guinea

Authors: Isabeaux Kennedy Mitton, Lior Miller, Leah Ewald, Maria Francisco, Dr. SOW Mamadou Kaba, and Dr. GBEASOR-KOMLANVI Fifonsi Ensuring equitable immunization coverage can be challenging for low and lower-middle-income countries as low immunization coverage is linked to underperforming health systems in both urban and rural areas and community misconceptions and mistrust of existing immunization programs. …

Points à retenir du dialogue virtuel de l’Accélérateur entre le Togo et la Guinée sur la santé communautaire et l’intégration de la vaccination

Auteurs: Isabeaux Kennedy Mitton, Lior Miller, Leah Ewald, Maria Francisco, Dr. SOW Mamadou Kaba, and Dr. GBEASOR-KOMLANVI Fifonsi Assurer une couverture vaccinale équitable peut s’avérer difficile pour les pays à revenu faible et intermédiaire inférieur, car une faible couverture vaccinale est souvent liée à des systèmes de santé peu performants, tant dans les zones urbaines …

Call for Expressions of Interest: Integrating Rehabilitation into Primary Health Care and Universal Health Coverage Roundtables

Deadline for Expressions of Interest: July 15, 2022  The Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) and the Health Systems Strengthening Accelerator (Accelerator) invites Expressions of Interest to participate in a scoping activity to co-develop a concept note for a rehabilitation-focused learning collaborative focused on how to integrate rehabilitation into primary health care (PHC) …

COVID-19 Collaborative Captures New Knowledge on Managing Health Emergency Response Efforts

The authors would like to acknowledge the valuable insights and experience-sharing of Collaborative members, comprising multi-sectoral COVID-19 response leaders from The Kingdom of Bahrain, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mongolia, and Senegal. We also acknowledge the technical contributions of our co-facilitators, Dr. Raquel Duarte Bessa De Melo, Dr. Jongsu Ryu, Dr. Samba Sow, Dr. Camilla Ducker, our …

Highlights from the Health Policy and Systems Research March Ideas Marketplace

Author: Christina Shaw, Knowledge Management & Communications Officer, Results for Development To ensure that health policy and systems research institutions (HPSRIs) can more effectively generate evidence and support the translation and use of that evidence locally, it is important to foster collaboration and learning among HPSRIs, policymakers, and training and capacity development initiatives throughout the …

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 …

How Can Countries Make Health Financing Work Better for Rehabilitation Services?

Authors: Tamara Chikhradze, Emma Brainerd, and Reva Alperson Through the Accelerator’s work in the rehabilitation sector, we have observed a knowledge gap in how health financing solutions can respond to rehabilitation needs and increase coverage at the country level. Why rehabilitation? The Accelerator is a health systems strengthening project, so what does rehabilitation have to …

Webinar: Coordinating Multi-sectoral, Multi-level Pandemic Responses Final Learning Event

The current COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be devastating for health systems globally. To slow the spread of the virus and reduce its toll, country leaders must manage strong systems-focused, multi-sectoral coordination, planning, and monitoring. To support countries, Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) and the Health Systems Strengthening Accelerator (Accelerator) facilitated a year-long …