In October 2013, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and ZFF participated in a three-year Global Development Alliance to implement capability-building programs in 121 LGUs, including three cities under USAID’s Cities Development Initiative. The aim of the joint project is to enhance leadership and governance skills of local chief executives and health officers so they can improve systems for maternal and child health, family planning, and tuberculosis treatment in USAID areas.
The project’s specific objectives are:
- To train local government leaders and health officers on the Bridging Leadership framework
- To implement more responsive local health systems for the needs of MCH, FP, and TB prevention and control; and
- To increase community participation and health-seeking behavior in target areas through improved local health systems and management