Guinea Implementation Research Protocol Published in PLOS ONE

Guinea Implementation Research Protocol Published in PLOS ONE In this article published in PLOS ONE, Alexandre Delamou, Fassou Mathias Grovogui , Lior Miller, Amy Nye, Mamadi Kourouma, Delphin Kolié, Tohanizé Goumou, and Thomas J. Bossert share findings and recommendations from a study to explore the rollout of the community health policy in Guinea in the …

WHO Bulletin: How to become a strategic purchaser of rehabilitation services

[In this article published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Tamara Chikhradze, Emma Brainerd, Adeel Ishtiaq and Reva Alperson share how policymakers in middle-income countries can leverage strategic purchasing to improve rehabilitation services outcomes — and promote the integration of rehabilitation services into health systems. This work was conducted through the Health Systems Strengthening …

#ICYMI: The Accelerator at the 2022 Health Systems Research Symposium in Colombia

The Seventh Global Symposium on Health Systems Research brings together over 2,000 policymakers, practitioners, and researchers from more than 100 countries to explore issues across the central theme of “Health Systems Performance in the Political Agenda: Sharing Lessons for Current and Future Global Challenges.” Learn more about the Health Systems Strengthening Accelerator’s activities.  Virtual Side …

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. …

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 …

The Accelerator and the Joint Learning Network Co-host a Webinar on Rehabilitation and Universal Health Coverage

Ageing populations, the rise of non-communicable diseases, and conflict-induced injuries continue to increase the global unmet need for affordable rehabilitation services. Yet rehabilitation is often under-prioritized in countries’ health systems and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) strategies, especially in low- and middle-income countries. With support from the Inclusive Development Hub of USAID’s Bureau for Development, Democracy, and …