USAID’s Office of Health Systems (OHS) launched the Health Finance and Governance Project to support more than 40 partner countries as they strive to improve their health systems and ensure health gains are preserved. USAID invests in health systems strengthening to broaden the reach and enhance the sustainability of the life-saving impact of its global health support, including its investments in ending preventable child and maternal deaths, achieving an AIDS-free generation, and protecting communities from infectious diseases. Today, many countries are embarking upon health system changes to move towards Universal Health Coverage and expand their citizens’ access to quality health services. But to achieve this goal, domestic financing for health will need to grow and stronger health governance will be necessary to ensure that resources devoted to the health sector achieve their intended results. Thus, the USAID’s HFG Project strives to fundamentally strengthen health systems in ways that benefit all health services, including those for maternal and child health, malaria, and HIV and AIDS. The project applies cross-cutting strategies – capacity building, gender, and incentives – to build resiliency and reach key populations, like women and children. HFG focus areas include: health finance; health governance; public health management; evidence and measurement; and digital finance (mobile money). FHG is active in Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin and America and the Caribbean.
The resources section has documents and generated new knowledge of the HFG project including lessons learned and best practices, in cutting-edge areas of health finance, health governance, public health management, and health systems research.