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 …

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 …

Accelerator Hosts Panel Discussion on Gender and Gender-based Violence Integration in Health Systems Research, Policy, and Planning

Today and every day, we must speak up to end violence against women and girls everywhere. To mark the #16days of activism and show solidarity with survivors of gender-based violence, the Accelerator invited two experts to talk to the team about integrating gender into health systems research, policy, and planning. On December 8, 2021, Dr. …

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 …