Global Fund Health Systems Strengthening Project

Project Overview

The Global Fund Health Systems Strengthening Project reinforces the health system in Côte d’Ivoire and improves the quality of services and health outcomes by enabling staff at the regional and departmental health directorates of the Ministry of Health to become motivated leaders with strong leadership, management, and governance (LMG) skills.

The Côte d’Ivoire LMG health systems strengthening approach employs a work-based capacity building program focused on action and targets health care system managers and directors. It also includes capacity building of leaders in administrative management through specialized training and coaching. This project is modeled after the decentralization approach of the USAID-funded Leadership, Management, and Governance project in Côte d’Ivoire, 2013 to 2017.

Objectives

  • Strengthen leadership and management practices, including advocacy, strategic planning, and coordination within departments and regional health directorates

  • Support departments and regional health directorates in the implementation of annual actions plans, including routine activities

  • Strengthen the operational capacity of departments and regional health directorates with decentralized management systems, health information systems, and functional monitoring and evaluation

 

Approaches

  • Place full-time technical advisors in each region to provide ongoing LMG coaching to regional and district health directorate staff

  • Help regional and district health directorates fulfill their mandate by supporting their routine activities

  • Implement a Leadership Development Program Plus (LDP+) at regional health directorates, district health directorates, and referral hospitals

  • Conduct governance training for district and regional health staff

  • Provide a package of basic materials (e.g., external hard drives, air conditioners, computers) to improve the work environment in regional and district health offices

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