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