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, […]

Implementing Guinea’s National Community Health Strategy

Authors: Amy Nye, Lior Miller, and Nathan Blanchet  The successful rollout of Guinea’s National Community Health Strategy will require complex changes in health financing, human resources, and governance. To help Guinea independently translate, adapt, and sustain innovative ways to strengthen health systems, the Accelerator is facilitating dialogue with key partners and stakeholders to identify the […]

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 […]

What does it take to coordinate multi-sectoral, multi-level pandemic responses?

Insights from the virtual collaborative launch webinar Authors: Dr. Uchenna Gwacham-Anisiobi (Associate, HSDF), Dr. Christine Ezenwafor (Team Lead, Public Health Advisory, HSDF), and Agnes Gatome-Munyua, Senior Program Officer, R4D COVID-19 has undoubtedly posed an enormous strain on health systems globally with over 230 countries, areas, and territories reporting cases[i]. Pandemic responses require multiple sectors, agencies, […]

Call for Expression of Interest in National Coordination of a Multi-sectoral and Multi-level Pandemic Response Learning Collaborative

The Health Systems Strengthening Accelerator (Accelerator), implemented by Results for Development, in partnership with the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) will launch a 6-month virtual collaborative focused on multi-sectoral, multi-level coordination of pandemic responses that will facilitate cross-country exchange on what has worked, and not worked, and generate practical guidance. The collaborative will focus on […]

Webinar: Coordinating Multi-sectoral, Multi-level Pandemic Responses

The current COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be devastating for health systems globally. To slow the spread of the virus and to reduce its toll, country leaders must manage strong systems-focused, multi-sectoral coordination, planning, and monitoring. Countries are asking how to create and manage the cross-sectoral teams needed to mount a coordinated response to the […]

Improving Health Systems Strengthening and Policy Research Capacities in Asia

The Accelerator has conducted a landscaping of promising health systems strengthening learning platforms and health policy and systems research institutions in Asia to strengthen the practical generation and translation of evidence into policymaking and practice.