Strengthening the Evidence-to-Action Cycle in the Asia Region will Require Investments in Health Policy and Research Institutions

Author: Leah List, Senior Program Associate, Results for Development HPSRIs share their vision of a robust health policy and systems research ecosystem at the co-creation series’ first session on May 27, 2021 “These challenges are opportunities to explore innovative solutions that involve not just the “producers of the research” but “demand-side” stakeholders.” Jean-Jacques Frere USAID […]

New Report Explores the Linkages Between Social Accountability and Social and Behavior Change

Authored by: Susan Pietrzyk, PhD, International Health and Development Team, ICF As a project, the Accelerator’s focus on health system strengthening (HSS) is pursued in various ways. Analysis and use of evidence and tools along with original research provide important insights. Investments such as these build an understanding of complex dynamics and provide a springboard […]

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 […]

Creating a Shared Vision for a Stronger Health Policy and Systems Research Ecosystem in Asia

Author: Leah List, Senior Program Associate, Results for Development The Accelerator launched a series of co-creation sessions on May 29th designed to develop a shared vision and identify concrete pathways to strengthen the ecosystem for health policy and systems research (HPSR) in Asia. The series follows a landscaping analysis that explored the important role of […]

Accelerator Hosts Regional Webinar Series Health Financing in Rehabilitation

With support from the Inclusive Development Hub of USAID’s Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI) and funding from the Leahy War Victim’s Fund, the Accelerator has partnered with the WHO to develop a knowledge product on “Rehabilitation in Health Financing”. The knowledge product will analyze options for financing rehabilitation in different health systems contexts […]

Ghana’s Ministry of Health Hosts the 2021 Annual Health Summit with Support from the Accelerator

Authors: Adwoa Twum, Linda A. Vanotoo, and Benjamin Nyakutsey (Head of the Policy Unit of the Policy Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Department of Ghana’s Ministry of Health)  Ghana’s Annual Health Summit is the annual culmination event where the results of the review and monitoring of the health sector are presented to stakeholders through a series of […]

COVID-19 collaborative focuses on citizens’ compliance to public health measures, data use, and integration of data systems

Accelerator facilitated COVID-19 collaborative focuses on citizens’ compliance to COVID-19 public health measures, data use, and integration of data systems.

Strengthening Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services in Liberia through Co-creation and Collaboration

The burden of mental, neurological, and substance abuse (MNS) disorders in Liberia stems in part from the layered effects of civil war, pandemic health crises (Ebola in 2014-15 and currently COVID-19), and widespread poverty, vulnerability, and drug use—reflected by an almost 40% increase between 2007 and 2017 in the burden of disability caused by depressive […]