PROJECT WAS RUNNING IN VARIOUS COUNTRIESMalawi, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), GIZ BACKUP Health supports better implementation of programmes financed by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM). The project helps to ensure that grants are used in an efficient manner that focuses on target groups and strengthens the health system and thereby boosts the effectiveness and sustainability of funded measures.
This assignment will contribute to GIZ BACKUP’s Module Indicator 2
– “In 8 countries, new national strategies for disease control have been formulated and include improved measures for health system strengthening (HSS) that also take the specific needs of men, women, and key groups into consideration.” More specifically, the project will contribute to the associated Output Indicator 2.1 – “60% of 360 participants in training measures have applied the HSS related skills acquired in processes for decision-making, submission of applications or implementation in the context of global financing”.
Further, it will contribute to the achievement of the new initiative that aims at improving the im-pact of the GF’s RSSH investments on HIV, TB, malaria, and other primary healthcare services by strengthening country stakeholders’ technical, programmatic, and operational capacities in RSSH, including community health services.
At the core of the framework lies capacity building, not only in the area of preparing funding requests to the Global Fund, but also capacity building to strengthen national health systems with focus improvements of national HIV, TB, and malaria programs as well as other PHC services to improve efficiency. Such PHC services could be for example the national strategy for community healthcare delivery, community health workers, integration of HIV, TB, and Malaria into PHC programmes, aligning the National Strategic Plans (NSPs) with the national health sector strategy, in-crease efficiency of funds for UHC, and many more.