MSH applies its health systems strengthening approach through the following four practices:

  • Advocacy: We advocate for increased U.S. and global resources for global health and for sound, evidence-based health policy decisions.
  • Capacity Building: We strengthen local individuals and institutions and foster local leadership through program implementation and support.
  • Evidence: We contribute to the global health and research evidence base.
  • InnovationWe develop and scale up health systems innovations.

We apply these practices at all levels--from the household to the community, to the health facility, to national authorities. We also apply these practices to all sectors--public, private and social.