Is Health Systems Strengthening Excluding Community Systems? |

Publisher: Developing Country NGO Delegation

Community Systems addressing and providing health services have been and continue to be an integral part of a country’s response to diseases/ illnesses and therefore part of the health system. The response to the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014 provides evidence to the great possibilities that exist in community systems, and their ability to contribute to the effective management of health crises.

This paper provides additional reflection on the French-German non-paper on Health System Strengthening, “Health Systems: Key to Sustainable and Equitable Programming (June 2015).” It is agreed that The Global Fund does need a stronger approach to HSS. Such an approach should be intentional and sustainable and a key component of the 2017 to 2021 Strategy.

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