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

Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya
2 months
End date
August 2021

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.

Our role

Working closely with key stakeholders, including Ministries of Health and regional partners, MannionDaniels conducted 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 was a list of key recommendations and a roadmap for a regional strategy to be used by IGAD to improve the provision of RMNCAHN/FP for cross-border populations in the IGAD states.

Who else is involved

This project was delivered solely by MannionDaniels.

Client: Intergovernmental Authority on Development, Nairobi, Kenya