The primary purpose of this assignment was to review the Health Partner
Group (HPG) functions and structure in order to maximise effective
engagement with Ministry of Health Mozambique (MISAU). Areas reviewed
Summary of coordination arrangements and progress to date
Capacity to engage effectively at HPG level
Capacity to engage effectively at Working Group level
In conclusion, there seems to be an interest on the part of MISAU for
the establishment of a technical assistance (TA) fund available to them.
However, it is recommended that before going down that route the Health
Partners Group (HPG) should take a more proactive stance and role in
resolving TA coordination matters linked to development partner
practices through a more systematic assessment of TA-related issues and
options. The HPG is also encouraged to use existing structures such as
the Working Groups to better, jointly assess TA needs through improved
focus on institutional capacity building at MISAU level. Undertaking
clear steps towards greater coordination, harmonisation and alignment of
TA delivered to MISAU is an integral part of the sector-wide approach
that seems to be long overdue.
Martinez, J. Assignment Report: Review of Health Partner Engagement with the Ministry of Health, Mozambique. Human Development Resource Centre, UK (2011) 53 pp.