What can we learn from Malawi’s first National Community Health Strategy?

What can we learn from Malawi’s first National Community Health Strategy?

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.

AMP Health & Gavi partner to strengthen health management capacity in developing countries

AMP Health & Gavi partner to strengthen health management capacity in developing countries

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.

AMP Health participates in meeting on integrating disease surveillance into community health worker networks

AMP Health participates in meeting on integrating disease surveillance into community health worker  networks

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.

AMP Health attends Gates Foundation Goalkeepers Event

AMP Health attends Gates Foundation Goalkeepers Event

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.

AMP Health featured at Institutionalizing Community Health Conference

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.