Strengthening Angolan Systems for Health
The Strengthening Angolan Systems for Health (SASH) project supports the Government of Angola’s Revitalization of Municipal Health Services Strategy (RMHSS) to ensure that the Essential Package of Health Services (EPHS) is available in every health facility in Luanda and Huambo Provinces. The SASH team is working toward this goal through two interlinked, mutually-reinforcing strategies:
- Empowering municipal health managers to create, lead and oversee the implementation of annual health plans that ensure the availability of human resources, equipment, drugs and supplies needed to deliver the EPHS
- Empowering health workers to bridge performance gaps that impede the widespread delivery of the EPHS through static health facilities and mobile health clinics
Through these strategies, the SASH team expects that in five years at least 80% of municipalities in Luanda and Huambo Provinces will “graduate” from program support, based on a minimum set of criteria linked to health systems and service delivery performance standards.