Event Archive

Event Archive

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The African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA) Conference

March 15, 2011March 17, 2011
Dakar, Senegal

MLI is honored to announce that The African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA) has accepted multiple MLI abstracts for their March conference in Dakar, Senegal. AfHEA provides a forum for peer learning and information sharing for professionals in health economies in Africa. This conference will bring together Africa’s top health economists and health policy analysts to review current trends and promising programs and policies for moving Africa’s health systems toward universal coverage for health care.

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Results Based Financing Workshop

February 02, 2011February 4, 2011
Senegal

Senegal’s Department of Health and Prevention (MSP) and key health sector stakeholders finalized a results-based financing (RBF) pilot plan last week. RBF is a performance management tool that compensates health service providers for rendering high quality services and attaining certain outcomes. The MSP is experimenting with RBF as its Health Development Plan 2009-2018 strives to establish a culture of performance and fairness in the system to motivate health workers and develop a sense of responsibility.

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Capacity Development Seminar

January 21, 2011January 21, 2011
Kathmandu, Nepal

MLI sponsored a Capacity Development Seminar on January 21, 2011 with top technical experts from the Ministry of Health and Population in Kathmandu, Nepal. The seminar drew from the theory of capacity building and focused on its applicability for key health sector activities. The seminar allowed Ministry leaders to create new insights and ideas to develop a capacity building strategy for the National Health Sector Programme-Implementation Plan 2, which will guide the country’s health sector until 2015.

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Team Building Training: Senegal

January 17, 2011January 21, 2011
Senegal

MLI launched Phase 1 of a long term organizational development and team building training for the reproductive health division (DSR) in the Ministry of Health and Prevention in Senegal. This training was at the request of Dr. Bocar Daff, Director of Reproductive Health, thought it a priority to invest in his team’s development to meet the objectives of Senegal’s ambitious Reproductive Health Strategic Plan.

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MLI Learning Collaborative Forum: South to South Peer Learning Builds Capacity and Ownership

November 29, 2010December 3, 2010
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

MLI hosted a Learning Collaborative Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from November 29- December 3, 2010, for the five MLI countries. This Forum provided a highly interactive series of sessions to strengthen the leadership capacity of participating Ministers of Health to advance health policy reforms through south to south peer learning.

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Peer Learning To Improve Health Services For Poor

November 02, 2010November 4, 2010
Dakar, Senegal

Access to quality health services does not come without a price. In several developing countries, decreasing the financial burden on individuals and families seeking health services continues to be a major challenge. However, in recent years, many African countries have launched ambitious national policies aiming to reduce or eliminate financial barriers to health care. In response to these country-led initiatives and in efforts to foster greater south-to-south peer learning, the Harmonization for Health in Africa (HHA) group joined MLI in sponsoring a regional workshop on “Improving Financial Access to Health Care for the Poor” in Dakar, Senegal from the 2-4 November, 2010. HHA, comprised of the African Development Bank, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, USAID, WHO, and the World Bank, is committed to providing support to governments of poor countries wishing to adopt health financing policies to improve access to health services.

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On-going Negotiation Training in Nepal

October 30, 2010November 4, 2010
Nepal

Following on a successful Negotiating Health Development Leadership Training (NHD LT) in August 2010, Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) was eager to further enhance training for additional staff members. MLI collaborated with the World Health Organization (WHO) and Nepal Administrative Staff College (NASC )to provide additional training to 27 representatives from the MOHP and NASC.

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Gender and Health Statistics to Improve Women's Health

October 25, 2010October 28, 2010
Washington, DC

Political will, country ownership, and technical capacity were identified as essential elements needed to address gender inequalities in health this policy dialogue, co-sponsored by WHO, PAHO, MLI, and USAID.

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MLI Issue Brief: Getting the details right in financing reproductive health

September 29, 2010September 29, 2010
Washington, DC

High-level support and smart program design are crucial to launching health financing strategies, but success hinges on developing effective implementation and monitoring, according to a MLI issue brief on reducing financial barriers to reproductive health released this month. “While design of any financing strategy is important, it is often problems in implementation that derail effectiveness,” writes author Allison Gamble Kelley, a health economist and MLI Country Lead for Mali. Kelley outlines the need for continuous monitoring and adaptation of new programs to ensure that they meet their potential.

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Nepal Media Training

September 10, 2010September 10, 2010
Kathmandu, Nepal

Communicating with the public is an essential skill that is often not emphasized in public health curricula. Seven senior staff of the Ministry of Health and Population, as well as an international and a national officer from the World Health Organization in Nepal attended a half-day session on "Effective Communication and Media Relations" organized by Ministry of Health and Population, with assistance from MLI.

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Nepal: Building Skills to Negotiate with Development Partners

August 09, 2010August 12, 2010
Kathmandu, Nepal

Senior staff from Nepal's Ministry of Health and Population attended a Negotiating Health Development Leadership Training Program facilitated by MLI in August 2010. Building on a pilot training in September 2009, the course helped advance and refine the staff’s capacity to manage vital relationships, mitigate potential conflict and conduct negotiations related to health.

Dr. Bocar Daff

Senegal’s Reproductive Health Protocols Brought to International Standards

August 09, 2010August 14, 2010
Mbour, Senegal

Senegal’s Reproductive Health Division is revising its reproductive health policies to meet current World Health Organizations guidelines. Final approval of the change is expected at the end of September. The revisions were developed during a 5-day August workshop supported by MLI and led by Dr. Bocar Daff, head of the Reproductive Health Division within the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoPH).

Minister Fada

Senegal Leadership Training

July 28, 2010July 30, 2010
Dakar, Senegal

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHP) in Senegal identified leadership strengthening as a critical component in the success of the National Health Development Plan (PNDS-II) for 2009-2018, which includes reduction of maternal and child mortality, increased access to services, the strengthening of the health system and funding mechanisms as key priorities. Upon receiving the findings from various evaluations of the previous PNDS that showed performance lacking at all levels of the health pyramid, the MOHP leadership determined to undertake significant reforms to improve its capacity for implementation during the PNDS-II. With the goal of better coordination and implementation, the MOHP asked MLI to support the achievement of their policy and leadership development objectives through a leadership training workshop.

Mary Robinson in Sierra Leone

Mary Robinson visits Sierra Leone

July 27, 2010July 30, 2010
Freetown, Sierra Leone

“Maternal mortality [is a] human rights issue that must be addressed through a holistic and rights-based approach and Sierra Leone is making important progress.” - Mary Robinson

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Introducing Aminata Kanu: Country Lead for Sierra Leone

July 12, 2010July 12, 2010
Sierra Leone

Aminata Kanu has joined MLI as the new Country Lead for Sierra Leone.

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Introducing Stephanie Weber: Program Officer for MLI

June 30, 2010June 30, 2010
Washington, DC

Stephanie Weber joins the MLI-Washington team as a Program Officer at the Aspen Institute.

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Ethiopia extends health to its people: Q&A with Minister Tedros

June 24, 2010June 24, 2010
Ethiopia

At a time when aid effectiveness is under scrutiny, Ethiopia is embracing a new approach to make health aid work – not least with an innovative programme to train and deploy thousands of ‘health extension workers’ in communities across the country. Follow the link to read the Q&A with Ethiopia's Federal Minister of Health, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus .

Ethiopia Study Tour to Botswana

June 21, 2010June 26, 2010
Botswana

A delegation from the Federal Ministry of Health in Ethiopia will participate in a World Bank sponsored study tour to Botswana. The Ethiopian delegation will learn more about Botswana's experiences implementing the Balanced Scorecard.

A Poor Nation, With a Health Plan

June 14, 2010June 14, 2010
Mali

MAYANGE, Rwanda — The maternity ward in the Mayange district health center is nothing fancy. It has no running water, and the delivery room is little more than a pair of padded benches with stirrups. But the blue paint on the walls is fairly fresh, and the labor room beds have mosquito nets. Inside, three generations of the Yankulije family are relaxing on one bed: Rachel, 53, her daughter Chantal Mujawimana, 22, and Chantal’s baby boy, too recently arrived in this world to have a name yet.

Peer Learning in Rwanda

Health Insurance: MLI/Mali co-sponsors South to South workshop

May 30, 2010June 4, 2010
Kigali, Rwanda

MLI/Mali co-sponsored and actively participated in the workshop “Extending Health Insurance – How to make it work” held in Kigali, Rwanda May 30-June 4, 2010. Country teams from five countries – Mali, Senegal, Cameroon, Benin, and Burkina Faso – were present at this “hands-on” workshop designed to help them chart an informed and responsible path to expanding the form of health insurance that fits their needs and resources.

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Third Annual MLI Reception

May 19, 2010May 19, 2010 - 7:00pm
Geneva, Switzerland

MLI Ministers and other leaders in the ministry were recognized for their commitment to MLI and public health at the third annual MLI Reception.

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Political Leadership Roundtable: Ensuring Health Care for All

May 19, 2010May 19, 2010 - 4:30pm
Geneva, Switzerland

A panel discussion, chaired by Hon. Mary Robinson, on the role of political leadership in realizing the right to health for all.

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WHA 2010: week in review

May 17, 2010May 21, 2010
Geneva, Switzerland

During the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva in May 2010, MLI hosted a successful program of events and cross-country exchanges. MLI significantly expanded its program from last year, providing country teams the opportunity to participate in sessions on a number of topics related to their work with MLI over the past year.

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Listening to MLI Country Leaders in Geneva

May 17, 2010May 19, 2010
Geneva, Switzerland

MLI ran a busy event schedule during the 2010 World Health Assembly in May including communications and technical sessions along with a roundtable on Political Leadership. Throughout the week, MLI was able to conduct short interviews with global health leaders from each of the MLI countries as well as with MLI senior advisor and director of ACHEST, Dr. Francis Omaswa.

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WHO Women and Health Report Policy Dialogue

March 08, 2010March 8, 2010 - 1:45am
Washington, DC

MLI hosted a policy dialogue in Washington, D.C. on the WHO report, Women and Health: Today's Evidence Tomorrow's Agenda. Developed with support from MLI, it is the first ever report which focuses on the global status of women’s health from birth to older age and which identifies key areas of reform both within and outside of the health sector.

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L’Atelier d’élaboration du programme quinquennal de mise en œuvre de la stratégie nationale développement des mutuelles de sante au Mali

February 22, 2010February 26, 2010
Mali

Depuis Septembre 2009, le Mali s’est engagé dans un processus qui aboutira à l’adoption d’une stratégie nationale de développement des mutuelles de santé et d’un programme de sa mise en œuvre. La première version de la stratégie ainsi rédigée a été présentée, discutée et amendée lors d’un atelier de concertation organisée en Janvier 2010. Parallèlement le comité technique a élaboré un premier draft du document de mise en œuvre de la stratégie. Le comité technique s’est réuni et a intégré les observations formulées lors de l’atelier de concertation. La version actuelle de la stratégie nationale sera soumise à l’appréciation du comité de pilotage. Enfin il est prévu d’observer une retraite pour le comité technique afin d’élaborer le programme de mise en œuvre de la stratégie.

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Scaling-up community-based health insurance in Mali

February 22, 2010February 26, 2010
Mali

As the next step in its mission to extend health insurance coverage to all Malians, the Ministry of Social Development, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, recently held a 3-day workshop to vet and validate the national strategic plan to scale-up of community-based health insurance nation-wide (CBHI, or mutuelles de santé).

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Ministry of Health hosts validation workshop on MLI activities in Senegal

February 18, 2010February 18, 2010
Dakar, Senegal

On February 18, the Ministry of Health in Senegal hosted an MLI workshop to: review and validate the two technical reports on resource allocation and donor harmonization developed for the Ministry by local consultants; review MLI activities and accomplishments in 2009; and to discuss the MLI work plan for 2010.

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Second National Workshop on the Extension of Community-Based Health Insurance

January 21, 2010January 23, 2010
Bamako, Mali

The second national workshop on the extention of community-based health insurance, or mutuelles, will be held from January 22-24, 2010.

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Balanced Scorecard Certificate Training for the National BSC Team of the Ministry of Capacity Building

January 11, 2010January 22, 2010
Ethiopia

During the month of January, consultants from the Balanced Scorecard Institute will provided a BSC certificate training for the National BSC Team of the Ministry of Capacity Building.

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Senegal Becomes an IHP+ Partner Country

December 07, 2009December 7, 2009
Sengal

In July 2009 the Senegalese government sent a letter to the International Health Partnership expressing the country’s interest in adhering to the IHP+ principles. In her letter the Minister of Health, Mrs. Theresa Coumbe Diop, explained that Senegal intends to use the tools and practices of the IHP+ to make more progress toward the Millennium Development Goals.

Levyt, Chaudhary, Princess Christina, and Robinson. Photo:GAVI/09/Wainwright

Nepal receives GAVI award for outstanding performance in improving child health and immunisation

November 19, 2009November 19, 2009
Hanoi, Vietnam

At the GAVI Alliance Partners’ Forum in Hanoi on November 19, 2009, Nepal was one of two countries to receive awards for the highest average annual rate of reduction of child mortality among all of the 72 GAVI countries since 1990.

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Reproductive Health Roundtable

November 18, 2009November 18, 2009
Kampala, Uganda

The November 18th Roundtable highlighted Rwanda’s reproductive health advances and MLI reproductive health Leaders from Senegal, Mali and Sierra Leone.

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WHO Launches Women and Health: Today's Evidence Tomorrow's Agenda

November 09, 2009November 9, 2009
Geneva, Switzerland

With the launch of the new report: Women and Health: Today's Evidence Tomorrow's Agenda, WHO calls for action beyond the health sector to improve the health of girls and women.

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Mali and Senegal Joint Study Tour to Rwanda

October 25, 2009October 30, 2009
Kigali, Rwanda

In the spirit of South-South learning two MLI countries, Mali and Senegal, are completing a week long study tour in Rwanda

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Scaling-up Mutuelles de Santé in Mali Workshop

September 24, 2009September 26, 2009
Bamako, Mali

To launch the recently announced process of the Ministry of Social Development, Solidarity, and the Elderly (MDSSPA) to develop and implement a strategy to expand mutuelles de santé nationwide to provide financial access to health care for 80% of its population currently not covered by any form of health insurance, MLI co-sponsored a kick-off workshop, “National diagnostic and discussion toward scaling up mutuelles de santé in Mali,” held the 24-26 of September 2009 in Bamako.

MLI Nepal Training Workshop

Negotiating Health Development, Leadership Training

September 21, 2009September 23, 2009
Kathmandu, Nepal

In September 2009, MLI Nepal conducted a successful leadership training workshop with CMPartners for senior members of the Ministry of Health and Population.

Sierra Leone and Ethiopia Technical Assistance Updates

August 13, 2009August 13, 2009
Sierra Leone

PricewaterhouseCoopers-Ghana to Conduct Assessment in Sierra Leone and Balanced Scorecard Institute Selected to Improve Strategic Performance of Ethiopian Health Sector

Meet the MLI Country Leads

August 10, 2009August 10, 2009
Washington, DC

As the “face of MLI,” Country Leads play a critical role in the success of MLI. Country Leads play a critical role in success of MLI. They serve as the “face of MLI” in that they are the point of contact between the Ministry of Health team, key donors and technical partners, and external consultants. In addition to facilitating in-country communication, Country Leads coordinate the implementation of the technical assistance package for each country.

Dr. Francis Omaswa joins MLI

July 21, 2009July 21, 2009
Uganda

Dr. Omaswa will work as a Senior Advisor to MLI to provide support, advice and assistance in developing and implementing health policy reform in the five MLI countries.

MLI Reception at 2009 World Health Assembly

July 19, 2009July 19, 2009
Geneva, Switzerland

MLI hosted a reception featuring all MLI Ministers during the 2009 World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.

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MLI Technical Session in Geneva, Switzerland

May 20, 2009May 20, 2009
Geneva, Switzerland

On May 20, 2009 MLI country delegations participated in a technical session in Geneva that addressed individual country experiences surrounding donor harmonization.

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MLI Reception 2009

May 20, 2009May 20, 2009
Geneva, Switzerland

On May 20, 2009 MLI hosted the second annual MLI reception during the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. Held in a room with a scenic view of Geneva, the evening brought MLI colleagues from the five MLI Ministries of Health together with other prominent figures in the global health community.

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Three MLI Countries Discuss the IHP Compact Process

May 20, 2009May 20, 2009
Geneva, Switzerland

The May 20, 2009 MLI Technical Session in Geneva during the World Health Assembly provided a forum for Ethiopia, Mali, and Nepal to discuss the International Health Partnership (IHP+) compact process.

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Sierra Leone Study Tour to Ghana

April 22, 2009April 25, 2009
Ghana

In April, a senior level delegation from the Ministry of Health in Sierra Leone participated in a MLI study tour to Ghana to learn about Ghana’s national health insurance scheme and its donor harmonization efforts- two priority areas for MLI in Sierra Leone. The study tour was timed to coincide with Ghana’s annual Health Summit, a two day workshop presenting the performance review of the health sector.

New Reproductive Health Component of MLI supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation

February 12, 2009February 12, 2009
Washington, DC

Central to improving health outcomes at the country level is addressing the health of women. In response to this need, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation has provided support for a reproductive health (RH) component of MLI, applying MLI's leadership development approach to reproductive health and linking reproductive health reforms to MLI's health financing and aid effectiveness policy reform.

Bamako Meetings

November 17, 2008November 19, 2008
Bamako, Mali

MLI held meetings prior to the November 17-19 2008 Global Ministerial Forum on Research for Health in Bamako, Mali, featuring MLI ministers and members of their senior team.

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MLI Reception 2008

May 19, 2008May 19, 2008
Geneva, Switzerland

MLI held its first reception during the World Health Assembly to announce that Ethiopia, Mali, Nepal, Senegal and Sierra Leone had been competitively selected as MLI focus countries. The reception was hosted by Ambassador Eckart Guth, Permanent Delegation of the European Commission and took place at his residence in Geneva.

Aspen Institute Receives $8.7 Million Grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for Ministerial Leadership Initiative for Global Health

March 20, 2008March 20, 2008
Washington, DC

A significant new grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will strengthen the leadership capacity of health ministers and their senior staff in select countries, and support renewed efforts to have a positive impact on women's health around the world.