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Helping governments in Africa improve policy and decision-making processes

A regional consultation meeting on increasing coherence within national policies, legal frameworks and decision-making processes for better access to and delivery of new health technologies was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 21-23 April 2015. The participants included high-level government representatives from 12 African countries from a wide range of agencies with responsibilities for health, trade, intellectual property and science and technology.

In this blog post Dr. Marie-Goretti Harakeye, Head of Division of the Social Affairs Department at the African Union Commission, and Lebogang Motlana, Director of the UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa, reflect on the unique opportunity created by this meeting to strengthen policy mechanisms and catalyze action to increase access to essential new health technologies. Read more

The Access and Delivery Partnership’s Status Report 2014 published

During Year 1 of the ADP (April 2013 – June 2014), the project partners have engaged in extensive country level consultations with stakeholders in Ghana, Indonesia and Tanzania. This approach has helped the ADP align its activities with priorities of national governments and existing national and regional initiatives towards the goal of improving access to and delivery of new health technologies. The Status Report details ADP’s theory of change and capacity building plan for national and regional impact. Read more

Strengthening implementation research capacity in Tanzania

A series of workshops organized by ADP project partner TDR, in collaboration with the Tanzania National Institute for Medical Research, helped to identify the impediments to scaling up integration of new health technologies in the health system in Tanzania. The latest workshop, held in March, focused on capacity building on implementation research among scientists and researchers in Tanzania and provided hands on training on formulating implementation research proposals. Read more


Fourth ADP Advisory Group Meeting, 3-4 March 2015

The fourth (second in-person) meeting of the ADP Advisory Group was held in Bangkok on 3-4 March 2015. The meeting provided an opportunity for ADP project Partners to report on progress and key achievements for each of the ADP Pathways in the focus countries; whereas the Advisory Group provided regional and global perspectives and informed ADP project partners about recent developments in TB, malaria and NTDs; as well as relevant updates relating to drug development, post-2015 development agenda and global disease programmes.

There was substantial discussion on the ADP Theory of Change, with the Advisory Group providing valuable guidance on clarifying the scope of the project. These discussions provided the basis for prioritization of Year 3 activities for the ADP, which include strengthening linkages between ADP Pathways, continued support for the institutionalization of in-country decision-making processes and developing and implementing a strategy for dissemination and utilization of ADP knowledge products.

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