The AfDB, JICA, NORAD, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO, USAID and the WB established a mechanism to support country-led efforts at health system strengthening leading to the accelerated attainment of health outcomes particularly the MDGs. This mechanism—known as Harmonization for Health in Africa (HHA) is consolidating itself as the operational and capacity building support modality to countries and development partners to support the agenda of Health Systems for Outcomes (HSO).
HHA supports several Communities of Practices (COP’s), one for each of the WHO health systems pillars
Each COP is managed and administered full time by a COP lead and membership is comprised of a select group of relevant experts and decision makers from governments, donors and academia.
The objective of each CoP is to bring such expertise together and to create a structured environment where professionals and like-minded people can share experiences, knowledge and best practices in the field of Health Systems Strengthening.