Accelerating Health Reforms through Collective Action. by Yvonne Nkrumah, Julia Mensah

By Yvonne Nkrumah, Julia Mensah

This booklet in short describes the approaches and methodologies for development and maintaining multistakeholder coalition to force reforms within the future health region. it's in response to the stories of 3 East African countries—Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. It outlines, through bankruptcy, each one country's event in deciding on, mobilizing, and coalescing key stakeholders to handle governance bottlenecks in pharmaceutical procurement and provide chain administration. It highlights demanding situations, successes in addition to classes discovered to steer different international locations.

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Members are more likely to be heard, as different audiences can identify with different group members and a multistakeholder group does not appear as a sector interest group. It also helps members to hold one another accountable, in that actions agreed together are more likely to be carried out. The overall objective of MSG-Pharma is to strengthen transparency and accountability in pharmaceutical procurement, in order to increase efficiency in the use of resources and help improve access to medicines.

They have carefully distilled their deep involvement and rich experience in their respective multistakeholder coalitions to provide the knowledge captured in this book. We salute their partnership and commitment in this initiative to achieve sustainable reforms, and ongoing documentation of activities, including challenges and lessons learned. Many behind-the-scenes activities take place between producing a manuscript and seeing a printed book. We would therefore like to thank the following colleagues.

The initiative was developed through extensive consultation with clients, practitioners, Bank Task Team Leaders, and key development partners to ensure synergy with broader efforts to strengthen health systems. It recognizes that improving transparency and accountability in PSM is a continuous, long-term process requiring technical expertise, leadership skills, and transformative coalition and capacity building. In 2010, WBI launched the initiative in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. These countries make excellent candidates for the program, as they have been pioneers in reforming PSM processes and have the capacity to build on these reforms through collaborative multistakeholder engagement to influence policy action.

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