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 …

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 …

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, …