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Stewardship for FP2020 Goals: MOH Role in Improving FP Policy Implementation
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Author(s): Alyson Lipsky, Rebecca Mbuya-Brown

Primary Language: English

Date: 8/31/2014


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.


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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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