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Spotlight on Health Systems Strengthening

What’s the key to saving 5.6 million children and 200,000 women over just 4 years? Building strong and resilient health systems.
This month, we’re taking over the Monthly Spotlight with an exclusive focus on health systems strengthening (HSS). At MCSP, we know improving health requires transforming the policies, organizational structures & behaviors that drive #healthsystems performance. Addressing #healthsystems issues is vital to reaching #GlobalGoals targets and creating more stable, flourishing societies.
But scaling up solutions and promoting country ownership calls for more than addressing any one component of the system. By building the capacity of partner governments, we ensure that improvements in service delivery, health workforce, information systems, access to medicines, financing, and governance are institutionalized, leaving a legacy of sustained progress. 
We cannot achieve our goal to prevent maternal and child deaths without addressing critical health system barriers. Learn more about how MCSP is helping #careforHSS and prevent, detect and respond to disease, promote well-being, and ultimately save lives.

Our Featured Resources

Voices from the Field
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Mapping Communities for a Healthy Future in Uganda

Members of the Boké district health management team

In Guinea, Identifying and Addressing Pressing Challenges

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Strong Health Systems Are Powerful - Making the Impossible Possible
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Views from the Field

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What We’re Thinking
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MCSP experts discuss the importance of health systems for improving maternal and child health.
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Liz Eddy/MCSP
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Meredith Klein/MCSP
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Mubeen Siddiqui/MCSP

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