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The Universal Nurse Model merges functions of three types of physician-directed nurses into one patient-centered nursing role, allowing better health outcomes with the same number of doctors and nurses.

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Representatives of USAID and the government of Timor-Leste celebrated the start of the four-year, $15.6 million activity at a ceremony in Dili, the Timor-Leste capital, on July 2, 2021.   

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The proliferation of mobile telephones and advances in digital financial technology have created opportunities for faster progress towards achieving Universal Health Coverage.

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LHSS supports scale up and adaptation of existing vaccination programs for COVID-19 while also strengthening countries’ capacity to manage other public health efforts in the future.

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The learning exchange is being hosted by LHSS in partnership with the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) and is open to national policy makers in all low- and middle-income countries.

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July 20, 2021 - In many people’s minds, the COVID-19 pandemic is ending or over. Yet we as public health professionals know – as do many people and families dealing with illness and death around the world – the pandemic is far from over and is in fact escalating.

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July 2, 2021 - The new USAID Health System Sustainability activity will support the Ministry of Health, National Institute of Health (INS), and other institutions, to design and manage quality health services for the Timorese people.

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Two hundred nurses trained through the LHSS Project are supporting the Jordan Ministry of Health’s Call Center – and easing patients’ minds

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LHSS work in Latin American and the Caribbean may hold learning for other countries.

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Can mobile-phone-enabled and other digital financial transactions help advance universal health coverage? Our exploration of the question produced exciting findings.

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Online courses designed and conducted by LHSS in collaboration with the Ministry of Health have reached more than 3,000 health care providers since October 2020.

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Takeaways from the 2020 Social Capital Conference for private capital players wanting to invest in more equitable, resilient health systems.

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People with HIV will benefit from the LHSS Project’s four-year effort to strengthen implementation of Vietnam’s social health insurance program.

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The LHSS Project helped the government of Laos expand its national hotline capacity to prevent a potential surge in COVID-19 cases.

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In response to an emergency request from the Government of Laos, the Local Health System Sustainability Project (LHSS) is on the ground in Laos working with the Ministry of Health (MOH) to combat the spread of COVID-19.

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Reagents delivered to Uzbekistan’s Agency of Sanitary and Epidemiological Wellbeing are enough to conduct 15,000 tests.

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Laboratory supplies procured through the LHSS Project are helping the Government of Kazakhstan test for COVID-19.

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STORY

Helping Get Vital COVID-19 Information to Colombia’s Underserved Populations

Rapid response teams are fanning out across Colombia, supporting the government’s health secretariats with COVID-19 surveillance, contact tracing, communication, and more.

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Building Laboratory Muscle in Tajikistan

Lab specialists in Tajikistan are conducting advanced PCR testing for COVID-19, thanks to training provided through LHSS. The high-quality test results have helped doctors save lives, says a laboratory head.

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Scaling Up Homegrown Health Innovations

LHSS is helping award-winning entrepreneurs strengthen their businesses – so more people can benefit from their vital health services.

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Walking Countries Through Their Own Journeys

LHSS Technical Director Midori de Habich discusses how this project differs from health systems strengthening projects of the past, and what makes her eager to jump out of bed and get to work every day.