Dear colleagues,

Since its inception in 2002, the Global Fund has been closely partnered with UNDP to deliver vital health services for HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria. This collaborative effort has successfully provided diagnostic and treatment services to beneficiaries across 53 countries, significantly contributing to the realization of Sustainable Development Goal 3 – Good Health and Wellbeing.

To promote learning and knowledge sharing about what works and why in health system strengthening through this partnership, UNDP’s Independent Evaluation Office has synthesized lessons learned from past evaluations. Together with the HIV and Health group of Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, we cordially invite you to join us for an interactive webinar to discuss these lessons and their implications and to share your experience and opinions.  

📍When: 14 February 2024, 8:00 - 9:30 EST, online📍

Register by clicking here

Webinar speakers:

⭐️ Isabelle Mercier, Director, Independent Evaluation Office (IEO), UNDP

⭐️Mandeep Dhaliwal, Director of the HIV and Health Group, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS), UNDP

⭐️Ana Rosa Monteiro Soares, Section Chief, Syntheses and Lessons Section, IEO, UNDP 

⭐️ Luciana Mermet, Manager, Global Fund Partnership Health Systems Team, BPPS, UNDP

⭐️ Ayodele Odusola, Resident Representative, UNDP Zimbabwe

⭐️ Stephen Rodriques, Resident Representative, UNDP Afghanistan

⭐️ Yosef Abraha, Evaluation Synthesis Specialist, IEO, UNDP 

Colleagues, let us know in the comment section below...

💡if you have encountered a specific good or interesting practice. How can we leverage it?

⚡what do you see as promising opportunities in the UNDP-Global Fund partnership UNDP should explore?

🚀how can the UNDP-Global Fund partnership overcome some of the obstacles it is facing in delivering results?

We are looking forward to hear from you!


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Comments (8)

Anna Kunova
Anna Kunova

Fabien Lefrancois asked: We know the overwhelming demands of implementation on CO teams managing Global Fund grants - and while capacity development happens on the job day in day out interacting with national partners , would be interested to hear what support CO colleagues feel they need for a planned, systematic approach to capacity development that ensuring lasting capacity to sustain results long after UNDP ceases to be PR?

Anna Kunova
Anna Kunova

Deena Patel asked: Thank you for the presentation from Zimbabwe (and it's great to see so many familiar faces/names). In Afghanistan, we are also implementing solar power for health facilities. I'm curious to know what challenges you've faced (eg procurement, sustainability, etc), and how you solved them?

Anna Kunova
Anna Kunova

John Macauley asked: thank you for the great presentation and interventions. In your opinion, what are the best ways, enabling factors and examples of ensuring linkages and synergies to other streams of HIV and health programming of partners - WB, UNAIDS, PEPFAR etc.?

Anna Kunova
Anna Kunova

A guest asked: How we can be a partner of UNDP global fund?
Would you only prefer only health and HIV issue? Or prefer other issue also?

Anna Kunova
Anna Kunova

Geoffrey Madeira asked: UNDP Countries offices could benefit from leveraging the experiences and good practices of other UNDP country offices in health system strengthening in several ways:

1. Peer Learning and Knowledge Exchange: Establishing platforms or networks for knowledge exchange and peer learning among UNDP country offices can facilitate sharing of best practices, lessons learned, and innovative approaches in health system strengthening. This could include organizing virtual meetings, workshops, or study tours where staff from different country offices can share their experiences and learn from each other's successes and challenges.

2. Adaptation of Successful Interventions: UNDP Mozambique can identify successful interventions or programs implemented by other country offices in health system strengthening and adapt them to the local context. This may involve contextualizing interventions to suit the specific needs, priorities, and challenges faced by Mozambique's health system.

3. Technical Assistance and Capacity Building: Drawing on the expertise available in other UNDP country offices, UNDP Mozambique can seek technical assistance and capacity building support in areas where they may require additional expertise or resources. This could involve deploying experts or consultants from other country offices to provide targeted support and training to strengthen Mozambique's health system.

4. Partnerships and Collaboration: Collaborating with other UNDP country offices as well as other UN agencies, international organizations, and development partners can amplify the impact of health system strengthening initiatives. By leveraging existing partnerships and networks established by other country offices, UNDP Mozambique can access additional resources, funding opportunities, and technical expertise to support its efforts in health system strengthening.

5. Monitoring and Evaluation: Learning from the monitoring and evaluation frameworks and methodologies used by other UNDP country offices can help UNDP Mozambique strengthen its own monitoring and evaluation systems for health system strengthening initiatives. This includes adopting best practices in data collection, analysis, and reporting to ensure effective monitoring of progress and outcomes.

Would you agree? If so, How could this be started?

Anna Kunova
Anna Kunova

Alec Mkwamba asked: Many thanks all for sharing the great work and lessons from the work that u r all doing in such context!!! Ayodele in Zimbabwe I understand at some point one of the challenges in establishing an electronic HIS was on reaching agreement on what elctronic HIS tool to use without running multiple fragmented data systems. The country was using DHIS2 for aggregate data, and EPMS for individual data for selected disease areas, and there was also interest to use yet another tool for HIV patients. So any lessons on how this was navigated to finally have one well established HIS tool in use?

Anna Kunova
Anna Kunova

Heather Doyle asked: I am curious to hear if any UNDP programmes funded by GF have proactively included health systems adaptation to climate resilience?

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