Health Systems Strengthening

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USAID global health programs have supported Health System Strengthening (HSS) for more than 20 years with critical resources, technical expertise and global leadership.

To sustain gains in global health, USAID invests in Health System Strengthening. Our aim is to help countries, their people and institutions, improve health outcomes over the long term. We do this by providing technical assistance to help countries identify and take ownership for investments in their health systems. In partnership with the public and private sectors, we seek to ensure affordability, quality and delivery of health services in an equitable and sustainable manner, ultimately protecting people against unforeseen shocks.

These actions help USAID reach our three priority global health goals of Preventing Child and Maternal Deaths, Controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and Combating Infectious Disease, which directly contributes to the Global Health Security Agenda.

By focusing on building strong and resilient health systems, USAID can save the lives of 5.6 million children and 260,000 women from 2016-2020.<br /><br />


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Strong Health Systems Increase Access to Quality Health Care for All


Health System Strengthening Stories

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Learn how USAID strengthens health systems that save lives. Find case examples from Burma, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Zambia in Acting on the Call Stories.


Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Guide

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In case you missed it, watch the introductory webinar on the Health System Strengthening (HSS) Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Guide (MEL) by USAID and MEASURE Evaluation. The guide helps change common perceptions that HSS is "too complex to measure." It's for all HSS practitioners and provides methods and techniques on how to monitor the progress of HSS projects and how to assess the linkages between HSS interventions and health system outcomes and impact.


Equity in Health - Newsletter

USAID HSS Newsletter

Learn about USAID's efforts to achieve equity in health through various projects and initiatives, and the connection between health systems and equity, and planning for it at all stages of development. Also featured is a podcast on the role of the private sector in achieving equity in health. 



Innovative Financing for Global Health - Newsletter

USAID HSS Newsletter

Learn about USAID's vision for innovative health financing and the exciting work we are doing with partners and countries around the world.



Last updated: April 09, 2018

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