What We Do
HP+ supports national governments in West Africa, specifically ministries of health and national AIDS commissions to achieve both national and regional family planning and HIV goals, focusing on the following areas of work:
- Identify, support, and build capacity for priority policy and advocacy interventions and policy implementation to remove barriers to family planning and HIV programming
- Support and build capacity for strategic planning, including financial forecasting, to improve domestic resource mobilization for health
- Strengthen understanding of the demographic transition and the conditions and actions required for countries to benefit from a potential demographic dividend; this work is done in close collaboration with regional entities, including USAID/West Africa and the West Africa Health Organization; other implementing partners; and regional and local stakeholders that are addressing service delivery, commodity security, capacity development, learning and evaluation, and scale-up
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.