To conduct multi-level capacity building and networking at individual, institutional and country level in West and Central Africa for leadership in Health Policy and Systems (HPS) and Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent health (MNCAH) research and practice to support context-relevant and effective policy and program decision making and implementation for MNCAH improvements in West Africa; and to monitor and evaluate the processes and impact of the program and lessons.
Our specific objectives are to:
- Strengthen health leadership capacity for research, innovation and change for decision making and implementation of high quality, effective, efficient and equitable MNCAH programs and services that improve outcomes in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Cameroon
- Strengthen Health Policy and Systems and MNCAH research capacity in West and Central Africa to generate evidence to support context-relevant and effective policy and program decision making and implementation of quality, effective and efficient Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (MNCAH) services and outcomes in ECOWAS and Cameroon
- Strengthen researcher ability to work with decision makers and implementers to identify relevant research agendas, generate, package and disseminate research information to support policy development and implementation in ECOWAS and Cameroon
- Support and develop multi-disciplinary multi-level leadership and research networks for HPS and MNCAH in ECOWAS and Cameroon
- Collaborate with WAHO at the contextual level to promote the use of evidence for MNCAH programs and HPS strengthening for improved MNCAH outcomes in ECOWAS and Cameroon
- Monitor and evaluate the processes and impact of the program and lessons for MNCAH improvements