On July 9th – 10th, HFG partnered with the World Bank to convene a workshop of thought leaders and key stakeholders in Washington, DC to inform a roadmap for updating the Flagship Program and to ensure its longevity and sustainability. The Flagship Program was originally developed in the 1990s by the World Bank and the Harvard School of Public Health. The purpose of the Flagship Program is to facilitate capacity building and knowledge transfer among national governments and development partners around a framework for health systems strengthening and reform. The key component of the Flagship Program is a curriculum that has been used in hundreds of global, regional, and national Flagship Courses around the world.
HFG supported this two-day meeting through its USAID/Asia Bureau portfolio, which has invested in developing capacity in Asia to deliver regional courses since 2014. The meeting represented an important step to galvanize ideas, support, and enthusiasm for identifying a process to systematically update the Flagship Program. HFG will continue to further this agenda of updating the Flagship through August.