POSITIONING ON IMPROVING ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICES FOR VULNERABLE AND / OR MARGINALIZED POPULATIONS
There has been clear progress in recent years around promoting and facilitating access to quality health services with a view to reducing the impact of the HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria pandemics. However, many barriers remain for vulnerable and / or marginalized populations in L’Initiative-eligible countries1. For over ten years, L’Initiative has supported a large number of projects and technical assistance assignments focused on strengthening the quality and accessibility of health systems, including community systems.
L’Initiative supports approaches that are adapted to and integrated into communities and has carried out rigorous evaluation on a cluster of funded projects. This brief outlines our positioning based on the cross-cutting analysis of these evaluations and shares lessons for scale up.