The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).
Author(s): Alyson Lipsky, Rebecca Mbuya-Brown
Primary Language: English
Ministries of health are largely responsible for achieving the commitments that their national governments have made as part of the FP2020 initiative. As stewards, ministries of health are responsible for fostering effective policy implementation. Yet, putting policies into practice is challenging, and all too often policy implementation is weak. This brief identifies three ways for ministries of health to address barriers to policy implementation and strengthen their role as stewards of national FP2020 efforts. It is part of a series of three briefs produced by the USAID-funded Health Policy Project to provide guidance to MOH officials and members of parliament (MPs) on three different approaches to strengthen MOHs’ stewardship functions for FP2020. The other briefs in the series are Stewardship for FP2020 Goals: The Role of Parliamentarians, and Stewardship for FP2020 Goals: Working with the Private Sector.