Gavi CSO Country Platforms’ Project

The Gavi CSO Constituency was awarded funding by Gavi in 2011 to achieve Strategic Goal 2 (or the Health Systems Goal) of the Gavi 2011-2015 Strategy and Business Plan: contribute to strengthening the capacity of integrated health systems to deliver immunisation by resolving health systems constraints, increasing the level of equity in access to services and strengthening civil society engagement in the health sector.

The Gavi CSO Country Platforms Project aims to achieve the following four objectives:

1. To establish functional civil society platforms to engage in immunisation and health system strengthening processes

2. To increase the capacity of country-level CSO platforms to engage in discussions around health systems strengthening (HSS) activities

3. To ensure that target country governments and development partners recognize and engage with established CSO platforms

4. To link communities with immunisation and health systems

Since formation the Gavi CSO Project has established a total of 26 national CSO platforms for immunisation and health systems strengthening (HSS). 

The support to the 26 national CSO platforms was implemented in five phases:

  •  Phase 1 (2012), seven countries received grants Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, and Pakistan.
  • Phase 2 (2013), seven additional countries were included: (Chad, Guinea, Haiti, India, Liberia, Nigeria, Uganda) for a total of 14 platforms.
  • Phase 3 (2014), the Project awarded grants to nine new national platforms: in Bangladesh, Benin, Cameroon, Madagascar, Mali, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Togo, and Zambia while continuing to support the seven platforms from phase 2.
  • Phase 4 (2015), national platforms in 22 countries received grants; Bangladesh (not supported by Gavi CSO since 2017), Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Haiti, India, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia).
  • Phase 5 (2017), two new platforms were awarded in Central African Republic and Niger.

      Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and REPAOC are the two organizations responsible for implementing The Project and supporting the platforms to initiate activities that their objectives.

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