Background

Health financing policy that is sound, actionable, and makes efficient use of domestic resources is critical to ensuring that countries moving toward UHC can do so effectively, equitably and sustainably. Despite high levels of political commitment to UHC on the continent and the prevalence of evidence-based solutions for advancing UHC, the process at country level of transforming evidence and policy into concrete implementation to make progress remains challenging.

Additionally, the lack of engagement of vested stakeholders, such as beneficiaries themselves, civil society, the private sector, frontline practitioners, technicians and decision-makers across ministerial sectors and local governance bodies can hamper buy-in, uptake and opportunities for shared learning and accountability.

Goals

Support representative, participatory country platforms for dialogue and knowledge-sharing to boost accountability, identify challenges and test solutions.

Leverage regional networks, organizations and institutions to advocate for accountability in health financing and catalyze knowledge sharing to support countries in reaching their UHC goals.

Build capacity via facilitation, coaching, mentoring and advising on technical skills in areas of health financing, translating evidence into action, strengthening accountability, as well as advocacy, strategic communications and broad stakeholder engagement.

What we do

The ACS project provides support to regional and country stakeholders to better navigate their own paths to UHC. We work with regional and country partners and other collaborators to amplify and forge synergies with the many existing efforts that are working towards UHC. We also are responsive to new demand-driven needs for bolstering technical facilitation, coaching and mentoring, sharing knowledge and learning processes, supporting strategic communications, advocacy and accountability measures, as well as provide guidance and direct assistance with other evidence-based solutions to further build upon UHC momentum.

Outputs and Impact

Benin Report

This report sought to share the developed accountability mapping tools and approach, as well as to link the findings of the accountability mapping exercise to country-level technical assistance for UHC.

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Benin Mapping Metrix

This report sought to share the developed accountability mapping tools and approach, as well as to link the findings of the accountability mapping exercise to country-level technical assistance for UHC.

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Botswana Report

This report sought to share the developed accountability mapping tools and approach, as well as to link the findings of the accountability mapping exercise to country-level technical assistance for UHC.

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Botswana Mapping Metrix

This report sought to share the developed accountability mapping tools and approach, as well as to link the findings of the accountability mapping exercise to country-level technical assistance for UHC.

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Desk Review Report

An accountability desk review for multiple countries (Botswana, Namibia, Togo and Kenya).

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Social accountability/movements

The article illustrates how social movements can be used to help to build a healthier world through mobilizing and sustaining political commitment to UHC, thereby holding the government accountable. It demonstrates why it is important for policy and decision makers to invest, enact laws and collaborate with its citizenry to deliver UHC. Furthermore, it discusses why social movements are an important means for social change as they empower individuals and communities to have meaningful engagement with their policy and decision makers. They raise awareness about people’s health rights and challenge both the process and the outcome of social and political decision making at local and global levels.

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Vision Document

This document will guide the engagement of different stakeholders. Grounded in the Heaven and Hell Program Theory, the vision document articulates synergies and builds in a continuous learning function at project, country, and regional levels.

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Region: Africa