Through our work of supporting Kenya's devolution in the health sector, we share lessons on fulfilling the promise of health for all.
Our approaches to health systems strengthening build on decades of programmatic learning from our long-term, large-scale work at national and sub-national levels.
Our approach to building strong, resilient health systems is based around three interrelated principles:
Our organisation is driven by those closest to the issues we tackle. With national teams based across sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, we work closely with local networks and partners to design and implement solutions to the most pressing health challenges.
Dynamic adaptive learning
From inception, our projects are based on context specific pathways of change that build in flexibility and promote feedback loops and rapid response. We think and work politically, enabling us to listen to the challenges stakeholders are facing and adapt programmes accordingly.
Achieving lasting systems change requires diving beneath the surface of a system to identify the unique roles each actor plays and the dynamic relationships between them, in order to spot solutions and identify levers for change. We support multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral collaboration and coordination, bringing together a diversity of actors to work together and innovate for change.
Three lessons on fulfilling the promise of health for all from our work of supporting Kenya's devolution in the health sector.
Options is supporting the Government of Nepal to build back its health system stronger, better and more resilient after the 2015 earthquakes.
Findings and implications from a study on health systems functions from provincial and local level governments in Lumbini and Madhesh, Nepal
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