Adopting a minimum service package approach. PRRINN-MNCH

Authors: Health Partners International
Document Type: Factsheets
Publication Date: 2013

This is the second in a series of eight factsheets on the theme of governance and systems, that draws on the results and lessons learned from the PRRINN-MNCH programme. This particular brief focuses on adopting a minimum service package approach. The key messages are:

Government-led initiatives to implement health strategies had met with limited success, requiring a new, simple, yet more effective approach – the minimum service package (MSP).

  1. The MSP approach is needed to implement key health policies.
  2. The set of tools developed allows states to tailor policies to their own context.
  3. Both technical and political skills are needed for far-reaching policy initiatives.


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Tags: Nigeria, Health policy, Primary health care, Costing of services, Institutional strengthening, PRRINN-MNCH, Access to health services, Health care financing, Universal health coverage, Standards, Minimum service package,