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The Health Systems Strengthening II Bridge project (HSS II Bridge) was a USAID initiative in Jordan led by Abt Associates to improve the quality of and access to safe motherhood and family planning health care services for Jordanian families.
HSS II Bridge was a successor to HSS II, a five-year project that began in 2009. The project collaborated closely with the Jordan Ministry of Health (MOH), the Royal Medical Services (RMS) and the Higher Population Council (HPC) to develop a stronger health system – one that supports and achieves improvements in health outcomes by stimulating structural, administrative, and behavioral change.
A core HSS II Bridge strategy was building the managerial and clinical capacity of the MOH, the RMS, and other key institutions.
The project collaborated with multiple stakeholders to achieve the following main objectives:
During its 11-month implementation, Abt’s HSS II Bridge built on the momentum gained under its predecessor. HSS II assisted public health sector entities to further strengthen the health system in Jordan and increase the uptake of quality high priority health care services focusing on maternal, newborn, and family planning services. Examples of achievements include:
HSS II’s achievements include:
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