Banyan Global


Local Health System Sustainability (LHSS) Project, Latin America and Caribbean Region

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The Local Health System Sustainability (LHSS) Project in the Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) Region aims to strengthen countries’ capacity to provide equitable, affordable, and acceptable access to quality health services for women who are migrants or are at risk of migration. The project supports the goals of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to strengthen social health protections for people in high-migration settings.

Banyan Global developed a landscape analysis to contribute to an increased understanding of the link between social health protection and migration as well as potential strategies for improving and sustainably financing social health protection platforms to better meet the needs of women migrants and women at risk of migration.

Additionally, Banyan Global served as a technical advisor in Honduras and the Dominican Republic to support the gender equity and social inclusion integration (GESI) with the overall goal of strengthening social and health protections for women in high-migration contexts. Specifically, Banyan Global supported GESI inclusion in the analysis of mechanisms and financing approaches to expand social health protections for women.

Banyan Global is a subcontractor to Abt Associates on the $209 million, five-year USAID-funded LHSS project under the Integrated Health Systems award that works globally in up to 52 countries to strengthen their health systems as a means to achieve universal health coverage and improve population health and well-being. With an eye toward empowering countries to transition away from donor support, the project is strengthening the capacity of local organizations to lead implementation. Banyan Global is responsible for providing technical assistance to increase financial protection, population coverage, and service coverage of quality essential services.  Banyan Global also leads work to increase private investment in the health sector and to promote gender integration and social inclusion.