GHI Country Strategy
In Lesotho, the U.S. Government is implementing a Global Health Initiative (GHI) Strategy to support the Government of Lesotho to strengthen and leverage existing systems and service delivery platforms in order to enhance health systems, improve access to integrated services, and increase demand for quality health care services. Although the U.S. health and development funding in Lesotho is largely focused on HIV/AIDS, applying GHI principles to both existing and future investments will produce a greater impact on Lesotho’s broader health and development outcomes.
In partnership with the Government of Lesotho, GHI in Lesotho has the following focus areas:
In Lesotho, the GHI Strategy specifically focuses on reducing HIV/AIDS- and tuberculosis (TB)-related morbidity and mortality among the Basotho people. This effort will support the expansion of the national HIV care and treatment program, including TB, throughout Lesotho. Through the GHI Strategy, the U.S. Government will build on the Partnership Framework and the Government of Lesotho’s new National Strategic Plan for Health to support improvements in quality of services and build capacity to provide a continuum of care for those infected with and affected by HIV. In addition, this portfolio will strengthen the capacity of the government and civil society to respond to the growing number of orphans and vulnerable children in Lesotho.
GHI Principles in Action – Strengthen and Leverage Key Multilateral Organizations, Global Health Partnerships, and Private Sector Engagement
In 2012, the U.S. Government health team in Lesotho is utilizing public-private partnerships in the areas of prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, orphans and vulnerable children, management and leadership, and construction to improve service delivery and access to integrated services. Technical assistance is being provided to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to address supply chain management issues in coordination with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
For information on planned funding, please visit the Foreignassistance.gov country page.
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