January 17, 2012

Jhpiego receives $33 million in USAID funding for Angola

The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded Jhpiego a cooperative agreement of $33 million over five years to implement an initiative called Strengthening Angolan Systems for Health, or SASH. The project will support the government of Angola’s Revitalization of Municipal Health Services Strategy, or RMHSS, to ensure that essential health services are available in every health facility in Luanda and Huambo provinces.

Jhpiego is the prime recipient, partnered with Management Sciences for Health to carry out this award.

The expected project results are improving institutional capacity in management and implementation of RMHSS, with particular attention to health information and human resources for health, and creating a routine quality improvement approach in support of standards-based clinical practices.