The Technical Advisory Committee: Providing Stewardship to Health Programs in Ethiopia
This technical update examines how the Integrated Family Health Program (IFHP)-supported Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) acts as a steward of Ethiopia's health agenda. The TAC consists of members from the Ethiopian government, donors, and nongovernmental organizations who jointly monitor IFHP. The TAC makes quarterly visits to participating communities and facilities to provide strategic guidance on program implementation. This technical update examines how IFHP’s collaboration with the TAC has enhanced stewardship and governance, implementation quality, multisectoral collaboration, and advocacy for family health programs.
Pursuing true country ownership for effective programs requires a long-term approach involving persistence, keen understanding of counterparts' perspective, deference, building trust, focus on priorities, technical competence, and sustained optimism.
Sustainable Development in East Africa: Lessons from Four Population, Health, and Environment Projects
The integrated Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) approach is based on the premise that people’s health and the environments in which they live are inextricably linked.This publication features insights from four ongoing PHE projects in East Africa.