Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) baseline assessment on Reproductive, Maternal, New-born, Child and Adolescent Health and Family Planning Services (RMNCAHN/FP) for cross border populations in the Horn of Africa
Health systems and public health
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development Cross-Border Health Initiative (IGAD-CBHI) aims to strengthen the capacity of IGAD states to tackle and prevent regional epidemics and foster self-reliance.
Due to economic uncertainties and a fragile political environment, this area experiences a high-level of migration and cross-border mobility. Health issues that affect cross-border mobile populations are still not regarded as a priority in member states’ national health strategic plans and policies.
This USAID-supported project is now entering its second phase, one aim of which is to strengthen the regional capacity of IGAD states to deliver resilient reproductive, maternal, new-born, child and adolescent health and family planning services (RMNCAHN/FP) to cross-border mobile populations.
Working closely with key stakeholders, including Ministries of Health and regional partners, MannionDaniels is conducting a regional baseline assessment for the IGAD analysing the landscape and current capacity of the health systems to deliver RMNCAHN/FP services to cross-border populations in the Horn of Africa.
The outcome of the work will be a list of key recommendations and a roadmap for a regional strategy. that will help improve the provision of RMNCAHN/FP for cross-border populations in the IGAD states.
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