Integrated Health Systems Strengthening Project (IHSSP)
Country of Operation
- Management Science for HealthNot-for-profit
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
- Higher middle-income (60-80%)
- High-income (80-100%)
SummaryIHSSP project is assisting the Rwanda MoH in widening its scope to the strengthening of information systems and human resources management in a decentralized structure. The project is working to support the government's efforts to extend quality public health services to the entire country.
In order to achieve the Government of Rwanda's long-term health vision to "provide sustainable financial resources for the delivery of primary health care for all" by 2020, the project's objectives were to establish a fair and efficient universal health financing system based on national solidarity, capacity-to-pay, prepayment, and financial protection for all. IHSSP aims at providing the necessary technical assistance, building institutional capacity and human resources for health and link quality improvement to the element of performance-based financing as well as Improved utilization of data for decision making and policy formulation will also be a key result area,
Key program components
Following the successful Rwanda HIV/Performance-Based Financing project, the Integrated Health Systems Strengthening Project (IHSSP) is now assisting the Rwanda Ministry of Health in widening its scope to the strengthening of information systems and human resources management in a decentralized structure. Institutionalizing the practice of systematic quality improvement, the Project works to support the government's efforts to extend quality public health services to the entire country. MSH's (IHSSP), which is funded by USAID, supports the MoH in the implementation of an innovative model by developing a national procedure manual and organizing trainings in a cascade approach throughout the country. Monitoring and evaluation of IHSSP has been set up by MSH and includes a central web-based database system, data control mechanisms, and an automated payment mechanism generated through the web-based database. All of these are crucial elements to manage this innovative program. It provides incentives to health facilities, in combination with a strong monitoring and evaluation system, these has increased the use of a number of maternal and child health services such as family planning and deliveries.