AMP Health’s support catalyzed the Malawi Federal Ministry of Health’s creation of the country’s first ever National Community Health Strategy (NCHS). To guide the myriad community health activities necessary in the face of decentralization, resource constraints, increased focus on community-level prevention and promotion, and quality of community health services, the FMoH recognized the need to develop a costed, actionable National Community Health Strategy – a strategy akin to those developed in the private sector.
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the Aspen Institute have joined forces to strengthen national leadership, management and coordination of Malawi’s immunisation programme through the Aspen Management Partnership for Health (AMP Health). The partnership will improve managerial capacity to support Gavi’s mission to ensure that every child in Malawi is protected with life-saving vaccines.
On October 3, 2017, AMP Health Director Mike Park and Aspen Global Innovators Group Managing Director Katie Drasser joined the Skoll Global Threats Fund and representatives from Medic Mobile, Living Goods, Last Mile Health, the Rockefeller Foundation, and more to discuss disease surveillance in community health worker networks.
On the 20th September 2017, the first ever Goalkeepers event took place in New York and was streamed live across the world. The event, hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, brought together a generation of determined thinkers, doers and givers, sharing their work and their ideas to help hit the ambitious Global Goals targets by 2030. Director Mike Park represented AMP Health as a Goalkeeper at the #GlobalGoals Event.
Kisimbi was born in Kenya and has been working with AMP Health for almost two years. We interviewed him to find out about his life before AMP Health, what brought him to this work, and what he does when he's not building strong health systems.
In early April, delegates from over 60 countries gathered in Oxford, England for the Skoll World Forum, an annual event that brings together social entrepreneurs to discuss solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. During the event, AMP Health hosted a breakfast to discuss the case for investing in community health and public sector entrepreneurs.
Over 400 delegates from more than 15 countries, including all three AMP Health countries, gathered in Johannesburg in late March for the Institutionalizing Community Health Conference (ICHC) hosted by USAID and UNICEF in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Focused on promoting collective dialogue and advancing action on community health, ICHC brought together individuals from across sectors to share experiences and expertise.
Read about the session AMP Health led on public-private partnerships for strategy, leadership, and management in community health.
Tendo has been living and working in Sierra Leone for about six months. We interviewed him to find out more about himself and the work he is doing. He told us about his inspiration for joining our team in Sierra Leone, his greatest challenges in doing this work, and revealed his past life as a sous chef.
Read AMP Health's blog on the Huffington Post about the important role strong government leadership and management play in building sustainable community health systems.