Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Details for Mechanism ID: 16838
Country/Region: Nigeria
Year: 2013
Main Partner: University of Maryland
Main Partner Program: University of Maryland Baltimore
Organizational Type: University
Funding Agency: HHS/CDC
Total Funding: $399,877

The Nigerian Alliance for Health System Strengthening (NAHSS) has five goals: 1) Assessment and strategic planning for sustainable health system strengthening; 2) Provide technical assistance to indigenous implementing partners (IPs) to align HIV program to comply with Nigerian National Guidelines; 3) Strengthen IP capacity to implement Hub-Spoke Cluster for decentralization of service delivery; 4) Bridge capacity of IPs and Government of Nigeria (GoN) for sustainable logistics and supply chain; 5) Develop capacity of GoN to plan and manage programs and investments on the path to sustainable transition. To achieve these goals University of Maryland (UMD) partners with HEALTHQUAL International, and three Nigerian indigenous organizations: Solina Health Ltd. (Health system assessment); General & Health Logistics International Ltd. (GHLI-L) (logistics management assessments and strengthening); and IHV-Nigeria (IHVN)(mentoring in quality improvement, and infrastructure support to the project). NAHSS is conceptually framed in the HEALTHQUAL Quality Management paradigm that engages both a Quality Management (Evidence-guided Quality Improvement) and a toolkit with broad application for data-driven problem solving to strengthen strategic planning and program management and guide continuous quality improvement (CQI).

Funding for Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS): $399,877

UMB is required to continue providing technical assistance to the FMOH to be able to coordinate, regulate and provide oversight function on CQI activities across the country.

IP should implement strategies aimed at strengthening HIV CQI system at the MOH level in at least 2 states with emphasis of implementing reliable and sustainable National/State CQI task teams.

IP is required to support PEPFAR implementing partners to implement QA/QI program according to national guideline in at least all their secondary and tertiary health facilities

IP should support the FMOH set-up system for HIVQual data collection and reporting

IP should provide technical assistance to FMOH on the revision of the existing HIVQual software to a more user friendly version.

Subpartners Total: $0
Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria: NA
Solina Health Ltd: NA
Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $439,864
Gender: Gender Equality $39,987
Human Resources for Health $399,877
Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
Increase gender equity in HIV prevention, care, treatment and support
Increasing women's access to income and productive resources
Safe Motherhood
Workplace Programs
End-of-Program Evaluation
Family Planning