Harmonization for Health in Africa (HHA) is a collaborative initiative by AfBD, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, USAID, the World Health Organizations (WHO) and the World Bank (WB) to provide regional support to governments in Africa in strengthening their health systems.
HHA was created as a mechanism to facilitate and coordinate the process of country-led development in all aspects of health systems strengthening. The collaborating partners focus on providing support in the areas of Health Financing, Human Resources for Health, Pharmaceuticals and Supply Chains, Governance and Service Delivery, Infrastructure and ICT.
This site hosts 22 Communities of Practices (COP’s) which center around one of the the HHA pillars: HRH, Finance, Pharmaceuticals, Governance and Service Delivery and Infrastructure and ICT. 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 requests for Technical Assistance and Documents and Tools can be made and responded to, and where expert knowledge related the specific CoP topics can be shared with relevant counterparts.
The Financial Access Community of Practice
The Financial Access Community of Practice brings together experts from various governmental departments, organizations and institutions who share a common goal and interest in improving financial access to health services for the disaffected and vulnerable populations in Sub-Saharan Africa. The COP focuses on individuals and practical knowledge (know-how). It is governed by its own members, who identify key knowledge areas, priorities and activities.