Strategic Purchasing African Resource Centre (SPARC) has been selected as one of the Frontier Health Markets Global Technical Assistance (FHM Global TA) network partners to provide technical assistance to support local market actors in the newly launched USAID-funded Frontier Health Markets Global Technical Assistance program. Over the next five years, we will support African governments and private sector actors to establish health markets that are both robust and resilient.
The FHM Global TA program will focus on supporting local actors to improve the ability of health markets to meet supply-side capacity gaps and consumer preferences, contributing to equitable provision of and access to high-quality family planning and other health services and products in mixed health systems.
With a focus on countries where USAID currently supports family planning and other health activities, FHM Global TA will build on existing evidence and previous investments in strengthening the role of the private sector. It will use systems thinking to catalyze new ideas, partnerships, and innovative approaches to address key market challenges, and support the introduction, scale-up, and sustainability of quality healthcare delivery in the private sector, promoting resilient and robust markets. Complementing existing global learning agendas, the program aims to enhance government stewardship of mixed health systems, enabling countries to better employ private sector ingenuity and popularity with consumers to contribute to family planning and other health outcomes.
Led by Chemonics with Results for Development as co-technical lead, alongside Pathfinder International and Zenysis Technologies, Chemonics core partners bring expertise in health market development, health systems, commodities and supply chain, financing, private sector engagement, family planning, and service delivery, among other areas essential to the program.