By the end of this session you will Share what you know about Merlin’s Past, the focus of the Organisation, where we currently work Identify where Merlin has Active Country Programmes Identify the nature of Merlin’s work in each Country programme Identify Merlin’s Key Health programming areas Identify the nature of Merlin’s partners in each area where they work. Discuss How Merlin works within the WHO Health System Strengthening Framework
Brainstorm together what you know about Merlin Think about
When the organization started
What is the focus of the organization
Where have we worked
Any other information
Quick game(5mins) Place the counters on the map to indicate the countries where Merlin has active programmes Where Merlin works
Read the country overviews for each of the different Merlin programmes On the matrix provided indicate for each country the different health areas in which Merlin works Identify if the programme relates to a country in Crisis, Transition or both Identify partner organisations Indicate on the Matrix if we are carrying out S, I, P , A? e.g. Service delivery, Institutional Capacity Building, Policy, Advocacy Examining our country programmes
Identifying our core health programme areas: Act. 4 Using the Matrix that you have created, what do you think are the key 3 Core Health programming areas? Identify examples of Merlin’s Key Programming areas within its country programmes.
Ensure vulnerable populations have access to appropriate, effective and affordable heath services through targeted health system strengthening.
Primary & secondary level care
Improving quality of care
Reducing financial barriers to access to care
Enhancing human resources for health
Key programme area - 1
Addressing the burden of disease
Diseases of poverty
Malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS
Surveillance, prevention, treatment & control strategies Key programme area - 2
From your analysis in the Matrix previously can you find examples of Merlin’s Key Programming areas within its country programmes. Where do you see partners in Merlin’s Work Who are the main Partners in Merlin’s Work Question
Health system strengthening: WHO framework Overall goals/outcomes System building blocks Service delivery Access Coverage Quality Safety Improved health Health workforce Responsiveness Information Medical products Social and financial risk Financing Improved efficiency Leadership/governance
Identifying our health system strengthening approach Where in our Country Programmes do you see examples of Merlin contributing to the Building blocks of the Health System Strengthening Approach? Do you know of any other examples where Merlin Contributes to the Health System Strengthening Approach?
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