HP+ is supporting the West African Health Organization (WAHO) to develop and train the West Africa Health Informatics Team (WAHIT). WAHIT, a team of local health informatics experts, will provide technical leadership and support to ministries of health across the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to strengthen health information systems through local capacity building.
HP+ contributes to optimizing health resources and fostering more equitable, sustainable, rights-based health services, supplies, and delivery systems.
Kenya’s national and county governments are allocating more funds—in absolute terms—to the health sector. However, despite increases, the total health sector allocation remains below the Abuja target, to which the Kenya government has committed. The Abuja target refers to an international pledge that urges governments to allocate at least 15 percent of their annual budget to improve the health sector.
Join the USAID- and PEPFAR-supported Health Policy Plus (HP+) to explore the complexities of advancing public health policy. HP+ country directors leading efforts in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean will share their success in navigating political and socioeconomic challenges to promote health policies that are informed by evidence and best practices.
A recent meeting of advocates supporting the introduction and scale up of the injectable contraceptive DMPA-subcutaneous (DMPA-SC)—commonly known as Sayana® Press, which is currently the only formulation on the market—provided the chance to learn how the method is being introduced in countries, discuss challenges countries are facing, and map the way forward to ensure that women who want to use it have access to it.
On Monday, February 27, HP+ supported the “Midwives’ Voices, Midwives’ Realities” policy dialogue at the Wilson Center, in Washington, DC. The event provided an opportunity to discuss the recently released Midwives Voices, Midwives Realities global survey conducted by the World Health Organization, International Confederation of Midwives, and White Ribbon Alliance.
There is an urgent need to increase engagement of the commercial private sector, civil society organizations, and media outlets to address Indonesia’s pressing maternal and newborn health (MNH) needs, cites a recent report. The report, produced by the USAID-funded Health Policy Plus project, is a call to action for the government of Indonesia, as well as the country's private sector, civil society, and media organizations.