Management Sciences for Health to Support the Joint Learning Network as the JLN Enters a New Phase

Arlington, VA—Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) Steering Group to serve as Network Manager under a three-year grant agreement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In this role, MSH will support JLN country members with network coordination and management and work closely with the Steering Group, the World Bank, and other partners to implement the JLN’s 2018-2022 strategy.

Since 2010, the JLN has connected policymakers and health systems reformers through a country-owned and country-led community that fosters joint learning to overcome the challenges countries face as they implement universal health coverage (UHC). During this time, the JLN has grown rapidly from its six original founding members to 33 current members and will enter a new phase guided by its 2018-2022 strategy.

“We are thrilled to join the JLN for the opportunity to support its members as the network enters this new phase,” said Marian W. Wentworth, MSH’s President and CEO. “We wholeheartedly believe that the JLN’s country-owned and country-led joint learning model is critical to accelerate meaningful progress toward UHC, and we look forward to building upon the network’s past successes as we serve JLN members in the future.”

“The JLN has always been known for its spirit of collaboration and the strong relationships among member countries, and for the quality and value of the peer-to-peer learning approach it uses,” said Kamiar Khajavi, JLN’s Interim Executive Director. “We will work to preserve that singular spirit even as membership grows, and further establish the value and impact of the joint learning approach.”

Over the next three years, MSH will support the JLN, leveraging its institutional expertise in learning, leadership, and management, as well as MSH’s more than 40 years of experience working shoulder-to-shoulder with countries and communities.