Register to attend the 2022 USAID HSS Case Competition Winners Showcase

Tuesday, October 25 at 8:00 AM EDT // 12:00 PM GMT Please join us for our Winners Showcase Event to hear the three winners of USAID’s 2022 Health Systems Strengthening Case Competition present their cases, impact, and lessons learned. Using real-life examples, the Case Competition allowed us to learn what does and does not work …

Defining the Essential Health Services Package Promotes Equity in Ghana

Authors: Elizabeth Hammah, Associate Director, Results for Development Dr. Linda Vanotoo, Country Director, Results for Development As Ghana works toward universal health coverage (UHC), the country is advancing improvements on key health systems challenges: with the stated goal of ensuring that all people in Ghana have timely access to high-quality health services irrespective of the …

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) …

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 …

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 …

Webinar: Rehabilitation and Universal Health Coverage

Learn from country leaders and experts about how to integrate rehabilitation into health systems and UHC strategies Did you know that one-third of the world’s population needs rehabilitation at some point in the course of their illness or injury? Yet rehabilitation is often underprioritized in countries’ health systems and universal health coverage (UHC) strategies. On …

Des représentants de la société civile et des agents de santé communautaire plaident en faveur du financement de la santé communautaire en Guinée

Auteurs : Lior Miller et Sylla Boubacar La Guinée, qui s’étend de sa capitale, Conakry, sur la côte de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, jusqu’à la région du Sahel, est confrontée à des défis constants en matière de systèmes de santé, notamment des taux élevés de mortalité maternelle et de mortalité des enfants de moins de cinq …

Civil Society Representatives and Community Health Workers Advocate for Community Health Financing in Guinea

Authors: Lior Miller and Sylla Boubacar Guinea, which stretches from its capital city of Conakry on the coast of West Africa up into the Sahel region, has faced consistent health systems challenges, including high rates of maternal and under-five mortality and multiple concurrent infectious disease outbreaks. To improve community health in Guinea and achieve universal …

Accelerator Hosts Panel Discussion on Gender and Gender-based Violence Integration in Health Systems Research, Policy, and Planning

Today and every day, we must speak up to end violence against women and girls everywhere. To mark the #16days of activism and show solidarity with survivors of gender-based violence, the Accelerator invited two experts to talk to the team about integrating gender into health systems research, policy, and planning. On December 8, 2021, Dr. …