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IHI wins Grand Challenges Explorations grant

Dar es Salaam. Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Ms. Zawadi Mageni, a Research Scientist at …

IHI partners support Ifakara women group

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) partners at the Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC), Jed Stone and Christopher Larkin, recently distributed 300 conference bags made of cotton from the Ifakara Women’s Weavers …

Recent Projects

Understanding and enhancing approaches to quality improvement in small and medium sized private facilities in sub-Saharan Africa

This is an evaluation study that IHI is conducting in collaboration with London school of hygiene and tropical medicine. The research takes place in the context of an innovative intervention …

Vaccine Delivery Costing Study

As countries drive towards achieving high and equitable coverage of life-saving vaccines, the availability of sustainable, equitable, and predictable financing for vaccine delivery is essential. Over the last two decades, …

Health systems governance for an inclusive and sustainable social health protection in Ghana and Tanzania

The main challenges in social health protection in Ghana and Tanzania is to understand how to increase and sustain coverage, including people in the informal sector, and how to ensure effective essential health services as well as financial risk protection to the poorest segments of the population and other groups who are excluded.

islandThe R4D project intends to address the two related challenges that are crucial for supporting the development of an inclusive social health protection system in Ghana and Tanzania:

1) How can the excluded population be better identified and reached to include them in financing protection mechanisms and access to needed services?; and

2) How can health system governance (with a focus on voice, transparency and accountability) be improved to support inclusive and sustainable social health protection systems.

The results of this project will have impact at several levels contributing to increase access to higher quality, more accountable and better governed health services in the countries and ultimately helping to achieve the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets.

Lead Scientists

August K. Joachim

Emmy Metta

Eveline Geubbels

Partners

College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Ghana
Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL) Zurich, Switzerland
University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Lugano
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Insitute

Funders

Swiss Program for Research on Global Issues for Development

Projects Location

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