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Strengthening management at district level to support the achievement of Universal Health Coverage (PERFORM2scale)

Objective

The new challenge in global health is to achieve Universal Health Care (UHC) by 2030. Having an adequate workforce is critical to achieving UHC. Efforts are in place to scale up the numbers of health workers. Improving health workforce performance is equally important as the quantity of health workers, but more challenging. Workforce performance improvement can be achieved better at management levels close to front-line workers. The PERFORM project developed a problem-based management strengthening intervention for management teams at district level in three African countries to improve both health workforce performance and service delivery more generally. The evaluation of the management strengthening intervention (MSI) demonstrated its effectiveness in enabling the management teams to solve workforce performance and other problems locally which improved service delivery, and become better managers. To have a wider impact and thus contribute to the achievement of UHC the PERFORM management strengthening intervention needs to be scaled up and embedded. The aim of PERFORM2scale is to develop and evaluate a sustainable approach to scaling up a district level management strengthening intervention in different and changing contexts. A framework and strategy for scaling up the intervention will be developed with government agencies in Ghana, Malawi and Uganda each country. Capacity will be developed to implement the scale-up which will be carried out over three years in order to use the MSI at scale and embed the process at district level. The scale-up framework and strategy will be subjected to process evaluation (to identify opportunities and barriers) and outcome evaluation. Both the framework and strategy will be validated for use in the study countries and elsewhere for use and adaptation. The use of the management strengthening intervention at scale in countries will be a major contribution to achieving UHC.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2016-RTD
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Coordinator

LIVERPOOL SCHOOL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE
Address
Pembroke Place
L35QA Liverpool
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 354 097,06

Participants (8)

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 632 922,50
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HET KONINKLIJK INSTITUUT VOOR DE TROPEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 978 506,26
Address
Mauritskade 63
1092 AD Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
SCHWEIZERISCHES TROPEN- UND PUBLIC HEALTH-INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Socinstrasse 57
CH-4002 Basel
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF GHANA
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 1 213 435,55
Address
.
N/A Legon Accra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 1 394 935,01
Address
Main Campus
256 Kampala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE REGISTERED TRUSTEES OF THE RESEARCH FOR EQUITY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH TRUST
Malawi
EU contribution
€ 873 568,44
Address
Po Box 1597
Lilongwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
OPTIONS CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 33 880,51
Address
3 Lower Thames Street
EC3R 6HD London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND MAYNOOTH
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 267 935
Address
Co Kildare
W23 Maynooth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments