Management: Our Impact

 {Photo credit: TZ-ICB Library.}Business Planning for Health participants in Zanzibar, June 2013.Photo credit: TZ-ICB Library.

Resource mobilization has been a challenge for Tanzania’s National Health Laboratory (NHL).

Baby Victor and his mother. {Photo credit: Y. Otieno, MSH/Kenya}Photo credit: Y. Otieno, MSH/Kenya

Around 11 in the morning, mothers start streaming into the health facility. Baby Victor’s mother has brought him today for a routine immunization, but she’s also concerned about his lack of appetite and high fever. The nurses recommend that one-year-old Victor be tested for malaria.Thanks to a malaria rapid diagnostic test (RDT) kit, Victor’s test results come back in just half an hour.

Dihlabeng Hospital pharmacy personnel and MSH South Africa staff accepting the Centre for Public Sector Innovation award: (bottom L-R) Mrs. A. Marais, Mr. J-P. Sallet, (top L-R) Mrs. M. Khulu, Mr. M. Zuma, Mr. R. Nelson, and Mr. D. Putzier.

Participants in the Business Planning for Health Program in Guyana meet during the closing workshop’s “marketplace” event to pitch their business ideas to potential funders. (Photo credit: MSH)Many health-related non-governmental organizations (NGOs) around the world face resource challenges, including difficulty attracting new funding and a lack of capacity to plan, program, and account for increases in resources.

Dr. Daraus Bukenya. {Photo credit: MSH.}Photo credit: MSH.

USAID’s FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project (2011–2016) aims to strengthen the institutional capacity of Kenyan civil society organizations (CSOs) so they can have greater impact in implementing community health interventions and strengthen the Kenyan health system as a whole. FANIKISHA is funded by USAID and represents a partnership between MSH, Pact Inc., Danya International, and the Regional AIDS Training Network.MSH spoke with Dr.

The MSH-led, US Agency for International Development- funded, AIDSTAR-Two Project has published a new technical brief, Systematic Organizational Capacity Building: Tackling Planning and Implementation Challenges, which focuses on the barriers associated with capacity building that are faced by civil society and non-governmental organizations in the context of HIV & AIDS programming.