Partnership for Transforming Health Systems (PATHS) Partnerships for Transforming Health Systems (PATHS) is a £50 million programme of technical assistance, which aims to work in partnerships withNigerian Stakeholders to transform health services in Nigeria. It is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), & managed by a consortium of five international institutions
The purpose of the PATHS programme is to improve the delivery & use of effective, replicable, affordable health services for the management of common health problems that affect poor people in Nigeria. PATHS works with Ministries/Departments of Health at Federal, State, & Local Government levels to improve health outcomes by enhancing the governance of the health sector. PATHS is also working in partnership with the private sector (for profit & not for profit), civil society, and other development partners. , initially in four focal states, now expanded to five states.
The programme is currently being implemented in four states -- Enugu, Jigawa, Kaduna and Kano -- with a number of stakeholders, and at federal level primarily with the Ministry of Health and its parastatals.
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The overall goal of PATHS is improving the health status of poor Nigerians, measured in terms of progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The purpose is to improve the delivery and use of effective, replicable, pro-poor health services for the management of priority health conditions. This is through four key outputs:more
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PATHS is a facilitative programme that is stakeholder driven. Decision making and governance of PATHS supported initiatives is assured through visionary leadership of multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary Steering Committees, membership of which cuts across all sectors, including private and public. Implementation is integrated into existing health development and reform initiatives.
A consistent and comprehensive focus is maintained through adhering to four themes. The available modular package of support is adapted in a flexible manner, agreedupon in 6 monthly work plans, depending on the opportunities emerging, determined by the context and DFID's overall engagement with different states. This facilitates complementary and collaborative working with other programs and projects. The package of support has been designed in such a way to allow for state wide roll-out; an objective that for some of the PATHS initiatives, is achievable within the current program timeframe.more>>