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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Accelerator Mobilizes Local and Regional Experts to Support Ghana’s COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 presents a global threat for the health of the world’s population. Ghana is mobilizing a national effort to align resources and strengthen coordination to effectively respond to the threat. Under the leadership of the President of Ghana, the Government of Ghana (GoG) appointed a Presidential Coordinator for Ghana’s COVID response, to ensure a strong, […]

Virtual Co-creation to Accelerate Progress Towards Universal Health Coverage in Togo

Author: Lior Miller Togo has embarked on the path towards achieving universal health coverage (UHC). However, several challenges persist, in particular strengthening the health system, optimizing health protection mechanisms, and identifying the institutional architecture to effectively support Togo’s journey toward UHC and produce sustainable improvements in health outcomes at the community level.  On August 27 and September 1, the Health Systems Strengthening Accelerator and partner Centre en Recherche Reproduction Humaine et en Demographie (CERRHUD) will […]

New Accelerator Activity Aims to Strengthen Rehabilitation Services in Post-Conflict Countries

The Accelerator will partner with key stakeholders in Ethiopia, Georgia, and Sri Lanka to advance efforts to integrate rehabilitation services into health systems. Ageing populations, prevalence of non-communicable diseases, and conflict-induced injuries place a heavy burden on health systems around the globe and have created an ever-increasing gap between demand for rehabilitation services and their […]