Implementation Research Helps Guinea Assess Gaps and Opportunities in the National Community Health Strategy

Authors: Alexandre Delamou, Fassou Mathias Grovogui, Rachel Gates, Lior Miller, and Amy Nye Over the last decade, Guinea has invested significant resources to decentralize the country’s community health program to address key health challenges and poor health indicators. Historically, Guinea has faced a shortage of health workers, which limits the ability of community members to …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Practical approaches strengthen John F. Kennedy Medical Centre’s data reporting culture

Author: Olasunmbo Makinde, Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation Over the past year, leadership from the John F. Kennedy Medical Centre (JFKMC), Liberia, and the Accelerator have been working together to strengthen the hospital’s systems and management processes across the fiscal, supply chain, and service delivery to improve the quality of care at the hospital. To …