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This working group is focused on developing guidance for coordination and health systems strengthening in countries faced with a fragile or challenging operating environment. The guidelines will have specific considerations for three scenarios. Firstly low capacity in the health system, secondly a lack of meaningfully representative government, and thirdly countries experiencing conflict or emergencies.
The guidelines will promote and facilitate situation analysis, coordination of development and humanitarian partners and coordinated support for health systems strengthening. This will be piloted in two to three countries with fragile or challenging environments.
A first step is a literature review of health systems strengthening, health service delivery and coordination between different actors in countries under stress, with a synthesis of lessons on coordination of partners and health systems interventions. The literature review was after a competitive process awarded to Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, and is expected to be finalised by mid October 2017. Please see a preliminary list of relevant literature in the TOR for the working group below. See also the Methodological Inception Report.
The working group will:
1. Develop guidance for improved coordination of development and humanitarian partners and other agencies around resilient health systems strengthening in countries characterised by fragility, conflict, emergencies and/or a challenging operational environment, developed and promoted.
2. Situation analysis and assessment as well as coordination of Development and Humanitarian Partners and support for health systems strengthening piloted in two to three countries with fragile or challenging environments.
Meeting notes for the record
The group will have its first face-to-face meeting during 8-9 November 2017 in Geneva to discuss the findings from the literature review and ways forward on developing and drafting guidance for coordination and health systems strengthening.
UHC2030 Core Team:
Lara Brearley, Technical Officer, HGF, WHO; providing the secretariat.
Bilateral and multilateral development partners:
Manuel Couffignal, International Aid/Cooperation Officer , DEVCO B4, EC
Ian van Engelghem, Global Health Advisor, ECHO, EC
Taraneh Shojaei, Head of Global Health Policy Division, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Emergency/humanitarian agencies
Judith Kallenberg, Head of Policy, GAVI
Olga Bornemisza, Technical Advisor, Health Systems, GFATM
Thorsten Behrendt, Advisor, GIZ
Montasser Kamal, Program Leader, International Development Research Centre, Canada
Noriko Fujita, Director Division of Global Health Programs, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Japan
Satoko Horii, Senior Researcher, NIPH, Japan
Rachel Scott, Team Leader Conflict, Fragility & Resilience, OECD
Claudia Vivas, Health Specialist, Health Systems Strengthening, UNICEF
Amelia Peltz, Senior Gender Advisor, Bureau of Global Health, USAID – Co-Chair
Amy Kay, Senior Health Advisor, Middle East Bureau USAID
Tekabe Belay, Senior Economist, WB
Andre Griekspoor, Technical Officer, ERM, WHO
Anshu Banerjee, Director (Global Coordination), FWA, WHO
Denis Porignon, Technical Officer, HGF, WHO
Dirk Horemans, Programme Officer, SDS, WHO
Humanitarian assistance organisations
Julie Hall, Director Health Care, IFRC
Lara Ho, Senior Technical Advisor for Health Research, International Rescue Committee
Mit Philips, Analysis & Advocacy Unit- Health Access Team, MSF (Observer)
Egbert Sondorp, Senior Advisor Health Systems, KIT (representing the Health Systems Global Thematic Working Group on Fragile and Conflict Affected States)
Kristina Yarrow, Director for Policy and Strategy Global Health (involved with EWEC & PMNCH), UNF
Countries with fragile or challenging environment:
Abdul Qadir, General Director for Policy and Planning, Ministry of Public Health, Afghanistan
Benedict Harris, Asst. Minister, MoH Liberia
Joy Waya, NPO HSS, South Sudan WCO
Kaosar Afsana, Director HNP, BRAC – Co-Chair
Maarten Oranje, Technical Advisor HSS, Cordaid
Guy Aho Tete Benisan, Regional Coordinator, REPAOC
Enrico Pavignani, Public Health Consultant
For further information please contact:
Lara Brearley, UHC2030 Core Team email@example.com