Building resilient and flexible health systems ensures that everyone, especially poor and underserved populations, has access to essential health services without experiencing financial hardship. These same health systems protect entire communities in the face of emerging pandemics and conflict. We work across the functional ‘building blocks’ of the health system, teaching local stakeholders to see health within the broader operating environment and to design and implement evidence-based solutions to systematically improve health system performance.
Fostering Responsible Local Stewardship of Global Fund Grants
Supporting national committees that coordinate Global Fund grants reinforces local ownership and strengthens the effort to end the HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria epidemics.
Promoting Supply Chain Integration in Côte d’Ivoire
By integrating the health product supply chain, more patients in Côte d’Ivoire will benefit from critical health services.
Improving Health and Human Capital in Bangladesh
A sustainable, gender-sensitive, pro-poor social enterprise is helping Bangladesh get closer to achieving universal health coverage.
Want Global Health Security? Look to Health Systems, Financing, and the Private Sector
With the recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the worst famine of the century in Yemen as a backdrop, delegations from member countries gathered in Bali last month for the Fifth Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Ministerial Meeting. Since its inception in 2014, the GHSA has achieved a considerable number of…
“Imagine All the People” Living Healthy Lives: Personal Reflections on Themes from HSR2018
Last month was a magnificent culmination of events for us global health dreamers, with the Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2018) taking place in Liverpool, United Kingdom, the birthplace of the Beatles. Raised on my parents’ Fab Four vinyls, I walked along the River Mersey with John Lennon’s lyrics in my head. The…
Hiding Outside the Spotlight: Don’t Miss the Real Impact of Your Development Efforts
This post originally appeared on IntraHealth International’s blog VITAL. A police officer sees a drunk man searching for something under a streetlight and asks, “What have you lost?” “My keys,” the drunk man says, and they both look under the streetlight together. After a few minutes, the officer asks if he is sure he lost…