The Partnership for Health Systems Strengthening in Africa (PHSSA) is a tripartite joint capacity building programme between the Ministry of Health (MOH), Kenya, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Amref Health Africa. The programme implementation is under the auspices of the Africa Health Leadership and Management Network (AHLMN). JICA through Kenya office provides both financial and technical support to the project.

3rd Lusophone HSS training Mozambique
3rd Lusophone HSS Training (Mozambique) - 2018

Background

Strengthening health systems requires health workers with capacity in leadership, management and governance (LMG) to enable them respond to the health needs of the communities. To achieve national and global goals including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), countries will need to invest in health systems strengthening, especially in building the capacity of health workers in leadership, management and governance to respond to the community health needs.

Although shortage of health workers has received keen attention as a main cause of weaker health systems in the Sub-Saharan Africa countries, low capacity in leadership, management and governance equally contributes significantly to poor health service delivery in most of the countries. Building adequate capacity of leaders and managers of health systems who can design and provide leadership, management and governance in the health systems is essential for achievement of sustainable Health Systems Strengthening (HSS).
The Partnership for Health Systems Strengthening in Africa (PHSSA) is a tripartite joint capacity building programme between the Ministry of Health (MOH), Kenya, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Amref Health Africa. The programme implementation is under the auspices of the Africa Health Leadership and Management Network (AHLMN). JICA through Kenya office provides both financial and technical support to the project.