With the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Integrity launched a health systems strengthening project in collaboration with the African Health Innovation Centre (AHIC) and local partners to leverage participatory systems thinking approaches (PSTA) as a method to address various local health challenges.
In Malawi, Global Integrity partnered with Ipas Malawi to spend a 12 month period addressing challenges related to adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), especially regarding access to safe, legal abortion. Global Integrity, AHIC, and Ipas Malawi spent approximately three months engaged in planning discussions for the initial in-person workshop experience, determining the official problem statements, developing a workshop agenda, and finalising a participant list and workshop logistics.
The following report summarises the primary activities and content/process learnings from the workshop experience. This report has been produced by the African Health Innovation Centre for Global Integrity, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ipas Malawi.