6ef8a9e2-b325-45de-8fab-191d37cea255SPARC officially launched the SHP Progress Mapping Technical Partnership that aims to: (1) track general trends in strategic purchasing activities at the country level; (2) better understand how strategic purchasing activities lead to health system outcomes; (3) identify “hot spots” where progress is being made that offer opportunities for regional learning; and (4) identify where country demand may exist for technical partnerships or coaching support to make progress on their strategic purchasing agendas.

The consortium is made up of 11 institutions in 10 countries from across the continent, both Anglophone and Francophone.

  • Centre de Recherche en Reproduction Humaine et en Demographie (CERRHUD) – Benin
  • Formation, Recherche, Etude et Conseil en Couverture Sanitaire Universelle (FRECSU) – Burkina Faso
  • Research For Development International (R4D International) – Cameroon
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) – Ghana
  • KEMRI Wellcome Trust Programme – Kenya
  • Health Policy Research Group (HPRG) – Nigeria
  • University of Rwanda School of Public Health – Rwanda
  • University of Cape Town Health Economics Unit (HEU) – South Africa
  • Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) – Tanzania
  • University of Dar es Salaam – Tanzania
  • Makerere University School of Public Health – Uganda
Over the coming months, the partners will engage with stakeholders to document strategic purchasing activities at the country level to inform a learning agenda and continue to track progress.