The project started in 2008 with a focus on improving health service delivery in the counties of Bong, Nimba, Lofa, River Gee and Grand Cape Mount. In 2011, RBHS shifted from its original focus to capacity building of the MOHSW and County Health Teams in Bong, Lofa and Nimba counties. Adhering to the National Health Policy and guided by the WHO Health Systems Strengthening Conceptual Framework, the project worked to develop or strengthen six “building blocks:” health services, workforce, finance, access to drugs and supplies, information management and governance and leadership. A major objective of this second phase was to transfer management of performance-based contracts from the project to the MOHSW. The strengthening of community health structures and systems, community health workers, and Community Health Development Committees (CHDCs) was also a major aim.
Adhering to the 2011‐2021 National Health and Social Welfare Policy and Plan (NHSWPP), the revised project design was developed around the six building blocks of health systems strengthening developed by WHO:
For this second phase of the project, there were two main intermediate results:
To support the central and county plans, RBHS utilized several capacity-building approaches including: