MaMoni HSS signs three Letters of Collaboration (LOCs) with different departments of MOH&FW
LOC with Planning Wing:
USAID’s MaMoni Health Systems Strengthening project, implemented by Save the Children and its partners, signed a LOC with the Planning Wing of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) on June 29, 2016. Under the LoC, the project would provide technical and operational support to Planning Management and Monitoring Unit (PMMU) of MOHFW, including operational support for development of the Program Implementation Plan (PIP) for the new Health Nutrition and Population sector program. William Lynch, Interim Country Director, Save the Children, Dr. A. I. Md. Muhiuddin Osmani, Joint Chief, Planning, MOHFW, signed the LOC on behalf of their respective organization.
LOC with Health Economics Unit:
This LoC signed between Health Economics Unit (HEU) of MoH&FW and USAID funded MaMoni HSS Project implemented by the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) led by Save the Children in Bangladesh provides for the latter’s support to implementation of quality improvement activities across the health systems in Bangladesh. HEU and MaMoni HSS Project have agreed to collaborate on the following areas:
- Strengthen the technical and managerial capacity of the Quality Improvement (QI) Secretariat:
- Provide technical assistance to developing/ updating national guidelines, protocols and tools to support the implementation of the national QI strategy
- Facilitate establishment and functioning of the decentralized QI management structures at divisional, district and sub-district levels
- Support the development of a system at subnational levels for monitoring QI indicators as per different areas of national strategic planning document.
- The LOC meant for two years (July 01, 2016 – June 30, 2018) was signed on 30 June, 2016 by Ashadul Islam, Director General, HEU on behalf of the organization, and Tim Whyte, Acting Country Director, Save the Children in Bangladesh on behalf of Save the Children.
MoU with Human Resources Management Unit:
The other one signed on 30 June, 2016 with the Human Resources Management Unit of MOHFW, dwells on the following:
- Improve human resources planning for healthcare facilities at district level and below services considering national context, standards and skill mix through conducting assessment on workload and staffing needs leading towards recommendations.
- Pilot implementation of Health Workforce Information System (HWIS) in two MaMoni HSS districts.
- Support roll out of HWIS in other areas for planning and management decision support for better health systems performance.
- Plan and deploy human resources at union level facilities using the data on human resources and facility readiness of union level facilities across the country.