The growth in international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) working in health care around the globe raises questions regarding how they can best support in-country governments to strengthen local health systems.
Organized in collaboration with Partners In Health in conjunction with the new Program Management Guide (http://www.pih.org/pmg), our panelists include:
* Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Minister of Health, Rwanda
* Ted Constan, Chief Operating Officer, Partners In Health
* Dr. Felix Kayigamba, Access Project Country Director
* Christina Bethke, Program Coordinator, Tiyatien Health
* James Pfieffer, NGO Code of Conduct author and Director of Mozambique Operations, Health Alliance International
Our Expert Panelists will share their thoughts on the role of NGOs in strengthening health systems, and address the following questions:
* Please describe some of the aspects you consider crucial to NGOs and Ministries of Health working in partnership to strengthen local health care delivery.
* What are some of the main challenges of administering joint programs?
* How can NGOs best support building local human resource capacity?
* How should partnerships between NGOs and the public sector deal with infrastructure needs?
* Are there examples of current partnerships you think have been particularly successful at strengthening health systems?
Given the wide range of topics to be discussed, our panelists will focus their responses on one of the above question each day. We look forward to your questions and comments to the discussion, and hope that you will share your experiences on these issues.
Please note that this Expert Panel Discussion will start on November 7th, any comments or questions added before then will be addressed by panelists after the discussion begins. In the meantime, we encourage you to review the attached resources on the right, as a primer for this discussion.