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 …

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 …

USAID: Helping Countries Respond During a Pandemic and Beyond

[In this article on USAID’s Medium Blog, Jennifer Jackson, Senior Communications Officer for the Office of Health Systems in the Bureau for Global Health, writes about how USAID program’s, including the Accelerator, are helping countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, while also keeping an eye on the future.] Countries worldwide are facing the dual challenge …