11 December 2012

Over 200 representatives from country governments, development partners and civil society organizations met in Nairobi from 11-14 December 2012 to review and agree ways in which IHP+ can help accelerate better health results through greater development effectiveness. The meeting identified key areas where action is needed at global as well as country level.

Over 200 representatives of country governments, development partners, and civil society organizations met in Nairobi from 11-14 December 2012, to analyze progress through IHP+ to improve development effectiveness in health, and to identify obstacles, incentives, and actions required to accelerate progress.

The Permanent Secretary of the Kenyan Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, Dr Mark Bor, opened the 4th IHP Country Health Teams meeting on 11 December. Video welcome messages followed from the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr Margaret Chan, and the President of the World Bank, Dr Jim Yong Kim. They reaffirmed the commitment of global health leaders to the aims and objectives of IHP+, and set the tone for the meeting by requesting participants to identify critical areas where more and faster progress is needed, and where action by leaders at global and country level is required.

Topics for discussion included how to achieve better alignment with national health strategies and plans; ways to increase the use of country systems, and build capacity in a range of technical areas; how to strengthen the link between development effectiveness and better health results; and how to increase mutual accountability and make it effective. A final statement of key messages for global health leaders is now available.

The key messages from the meeting were:

  • IHP+ has helped improve health development effectiveness but progress remains too slow. The renewed global political momentum behind IHP+ is much appreciated and needed.
  • The link between development effectiveness in health, universal health coverage and better health results needs to be stronger and more explicit.
  • Countries have moved further than development partners in putting IHP+ principles into practice. In many cases, real alignment with national health plans, and actual use of country systems that meet international standards, are still needed – this is key to accelerating progress and sustaining results.
  • Domestic accountability for resources and results is essential to effective health development. Global accountability mechanisms are also still needed. Monitoring of health development effectiveness through IHP+ will be linked with monitoring of the Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation.

Participants agreed some priorities to enhance IHP+:

  • Better alignment for better results: greater emphasis on the link between the implementation of IHP+ principles and achievement of sustainable results.
  • Continue and strengthen activities in three core areas: greater alignment with one national health plan; more unified financial management/procurement arrangements; and one platform for monitoring and accountability for results.
  • IHP+ country actions should focus on continuing to improve the quality and inclusiveness of health policy dialogue, joint assessment and compact processes; increasingly aligned fiduciary management arrangements; greater domestic accountability for results through national institutions, CSOs, and reviews using one monitoring and accountability platform; more south-south collaboration with better communication and documentation of experience.
  • IHP+ global actions should focus on reinforcing links with the Busan Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation; encourage global health initiatives to use the IHP+ approach and collaborate on topics of common interest; improve links between development effectiveness, Universal Health Coverage and health results.

key messages for global health leaders

Report of Meeting

Meeting Documents


List of Participants

Wednesday December 12, 2012
Session 1 -Setting the scene -

IHP+ in context

Overview of IHP+ actions to promote alignment behind one plan

Session 2: Putting health development effectiveness into practice: the results so far  - Read more...

Session 3: Increasing alignment behind one national health plan: the future of joint assessment (JANS)

Session 4: Moving to one country platform for information and accountability

Session 4 - Developing a country compact: what does it take, and what are the gains?

Session 4 - Monitoring, Evaluation and Review of National Health Strategies

Session 4 - Joint Annual Reviews       

Thursday December 13, 2012

Breakfast briefing on the Global Fund’s new funding model

Session 6: Harmonizing and simplifying financial management arrangements - Read more...

Session 7: Future approach to monitoring commitments to greater health development effectiveness and results through IHP+ -

Session 8: Turning momentum into real reform: how to improve cooperation and get better results -

Session 9: Hot Topic Market Place 4 parallel sessions on topical issues:

Friday December 14, 2012

Session 11: Finding practical solutions to mutual challenges through South-South collaboration - Read more...

Related Documents

 Civil Society Consultative Group - Key Messages to IHP+ Nairobi Meeting

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