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At The Midpoint In Mozambique: HAI’s Early Lessons from the African Health Initiative

Posted: Jun 05, 2013 · Posted by: Julia Robinson

Health Alliance International is pleased to announce the publication of a series of articles in the journal BMC Health Services Research.  The series focuses on early lessons learned from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s African Health Initiative, of which HAI is a longtime partner in Mozambique.

The Mozambique PHIT Partnership is a collaboration between the Mozambique Ministry of Health, HAI, the University of Washington and the Eduardo Mondlane University School of Medicine. This seven-year project aims to improve healthcare service delivery in Sofala Province by providing ongoing technical assistance to district health teams. Additionally, the project is investing in improvements to the health sector supply chain and is building research and management capacity among district managers and policymakers to inform health service delivery practices. The project contains a robust evaluation approach that will determine the impact of the intervention on health system performance and the health of the population of Sofala Province.

Dr. Kenneth Sherr, who is HAI’s Director of Implementation Science and Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, was the lead editor for the series and an author on four articles.  “It was a great opportunity to feature the work we are doing in Mozambique,” he said of the journal supplement, “as well as to highlight the importance of implementation science to inform health programming and strengthen systems.”  Articles featuring HAI work include:

·         Implementation Research to catalyze advances in health systems strengthening in sub-Saharan Africa: the African Health Initiative

·         Strengthening integrated primary health care in Sofala, Mozambique

·         Approaches to ensuring and improving quality in the context of health system strengthening: a cross-site analysis of the five African Health Initiative Partnership programs

·         Improving health information systems for decision making across five sub-Saharan African countries: Implementation strategies from the African Health Initiative

You can access the entire series on the BMC Health Services Research site here.

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