African Health Systems Initiative (AHSI)

The African Health Systems Initiative (AHSI) is a 10-year Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)-supported program for strengthening African-led health systems and human resources for health. The focus of AHSI is on national-level health strategies and architecture, human resources for front-line service delivery, and health information.

This project will endeavor to provide answers to relevant operational issues in line with African priorities through a competitive grants process on the theme of human resources for health - specifically, the effectiveness of training programs for front-line health workers - and equity (including gender equality) in health system development and mechanisms for pro-poor funding.

The idea is to provide decision-makers, policy advocates and health service managers with evidence that their strategies result in improved health outcomes.

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Project status


Start Date

Thursday, September 11, 2008

End Date

Monday, March 31, 2014


52 months

IDRC Officer

Larocque, Renee

Total funding

CA$ 1,117,543


North of Sahara, South of Sahara


Maternal and Child Health

Project Leader

Dan Kaseje


Tropical Institute of Community Health Development Trust Registered Trustees

Institution Country