From breaking down siloed data systems to improving data quality and building local capacity to identify, diagnose, and fix future problems, learn how a team of software developers and informatics experts are strengthening regional health system disease surveillance in West Africa.
HP+ contributes to optimizing health resources and fostering more equitable, sustainable, rights-based health services, supplies, and delivery systems.
Henry Mphwanthe is a health economist, seconded by the USAID-funded Health Policy Plus project to Malawi's Ministry of Health.
Funded by USAID, the Family Planning-Sustainable Development Goals (FP-SDGs) Model projects how different levels of family planning use—directly and indirectly through their impact on demographics—can affect a country's ability to make progress toward the SDGs by 2030 and 2050. The open-source model covers a wide range of SDGs and their indicators, including water, sanitation, and housing.
To develop the new strategy, Jacob Kawonga, HP+'s Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor seconded to the Ministry of Health's Central Monitoring and Evaluation Division, led a consultative review and drafting process, facilitating workshops and meetings with the M&E Technical Working Group. Kawonga also engaged partners in the review process and prepared a presentation of the strategy.
HP+ has been working closely with Madagascar's Universal Health Coverage support unit to prepare a presidential round table, facilitate workshops and meetings with ministry leadership and stakeholders to review and validate the UHC roadmap, and provide technical support to design the benefits package and the health insurance premium.