Advancing the Field
Local Capacity and Sustainability


Capacity Strengthening

The LHSS approach strengthens local capacity across a range of actors, using participatory and collaborative methods for understanding both the aspirations and the needs of different actors within the local context. Regardless of the intervention selected, our focus is on strengthening individual or organizational performance to lead to sustainable change in the health system.

LHSS’s approach considers three levels of intervention: the individual, organizational, and system level. Individual level interventions may include competency development for individuals in technical and managerial domains. At the organizational level, the focus is on strengthening the capacity of a single organization or operating unit of a larger entity. At the system level, the aim is to strengthen institutional arrangements and coordination mechanisms required for both public and private organizations to work together toward a common end.


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