Integrated Health Systems Strengthening

IHSS Amref Ethiopia

Amref Health Africa, in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), is embarking on a comprehensive Health System Strengthening (HSS) initiative with the ultimate goal of enhancing health service availability, readiness, and equitable utilization of quality health service by improving governance, financing for health, and availability of essential inputs for service delivery. Our strategy will focus on integrating HSS silo programs at subnational levels and address critical bottlenecks of primary health care facilities. This initiative aligns with the MOH’s investment in HSS which is based on a primary health care (PHC) approach to progressively realize Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

Program Theory of Change: If subnational health system strengthening challenges are addressed through tailored technical assistance focusing on optimal governance, efficiencies and resource mobilization, and targeted improvements in health system inputs, then health service readiness and equitable utilization of quality health services will be improved and sustained, contributing to improved health outcomes.

Project’s Primary Outcomes