Save the Children’s health breakthroughs depend on responsive, equitable, quality-focused health systems to carry out and integrate effective health interventions and sustain impact for the future. We have set the strengthening of systems for health as a strategic priority to help us ensure, by 2030, no child dies from preventable causes before their fifth birthday.
We are pleased to announce that Save the Children is one of four core partners of Abt Associates on a $209 million contract from the U.S. Agency for International Development to support scale up of quality reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition services through the Achieving Sustainability through Local Health Systems activity. The five-year global project will:
- Reduce financial barriers to health services;
- Ensure equitable access for poor, underserved and socially excluded populations ; and
- Improve the quality of care for clients.
Save the Children will provide leadership to strengthen inclusive health system governance, engage civil society organizations to promote social accountability, enhance health systems at the community level, and sustainably scale up life-saving interventions. Our efforts will contribute to improved sustainability and resilience within health systems in as many at 52 countries to ensure mothers, newborns and children can access quality health services.
Additional partners include Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Training Resources Group and Results for Development, among a large consortium of deep expertise.