{Crédit photo : Barnabé Tchoudji.} Des femmes dans la salle d’attente nouvellement construite attendant que leur enfant reçoive leur vaccin.Crédit photo : Barnabé Tchoudji.

Le Gouvernement du Bénin ambitionne de mettre en place un système de santé qui offre à chaque citoyen des services de santé de qualité de façon pérenne tout en donnant plus de responsabilités aux élus locaux.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) has launched a new toolkit to help local leaders sustain health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sustaining Essential Health Care during COVID-19: A Toolkit for Local Leaders to Adapt Health Services in Low-Resource Settings was developed to help local leaders respond to a surge in health care needs that threaten to overwhelm health systems. This toolkit aims to assist local leaders in maximizing their local health care delivery in a way that efficiently responds to the new needs presented by SARS-CoV-2 while continuing to provide essential non-COVID-19 services. 

MSH was formed in May 1971 by Dr. Ron O’Connor to focus on supporting countries as they strengthen their health systems and the local ownership needed to achieve sustainable change. In 2021, we are celebrating our five decades of health impact. But we are not going to celebrate this anniversary by reflecting on the past. We want to focus on the future of global health – the Next 50 Years.We turn 50 during a time when, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of global health is on everyone’s mind and impacting everyone’s lives.