Health Systems Strengthening

WHO defines the term health system as the sum total of all organizations, institutions and resources whose primary purpose is to improve health. A good health system not only requires well-developed financing mechanisms, well-trained staff and good management, but also good infrastructure to deliver high quality standards regarding medicines and technologies.

Most developing countries lack at least two of the mentioned indicators of a good health system. Highly populated countries face particular challenges as they need to organize health coverage of much bigger population groups. This becomes a major financial problem if the proportion of the poor outnumbers the proportion of the middle-income or rich.

The means available to improve health systems in developing countries are generally limited, but there is still potential that can be tapped. Capacity development and measures strengthening health systems are applied to achieve this goal.

Our approach

In many developing countries weak health systems infrastructure does not allow for high quality service delivery. APH KENYA assists agencies, ministries and organizations in improving health systems in their countries.

With years of hands-on experience we work as project managers and technical advisors on multi-year and complex health system reform processes.

Range of services

APH KENYA provides a wide range of services in health systems strengthening, i.e. capacity development activities such as reforming and restructuring organizational setups, establishing legal frameworks and improving technical infrastructure. In addition, trainings and workshops on financial, strategic and quality management are offered to local staff.

Health financing is another key element that aims at universal health care coverage. APH KENYA assists ministries and organizations with technical and strategic inputs.

APH KENYA also advises on optimizing daily processes in order is to increase workflow effectiveness. In addition, APH KENYA experts improve monitoring and evaluation tools, which ensure the detailed documentation of organizational processes.