We would like to thank Lapão 1 and Schwarcz et al 2 for their thoughtful additions related to our article “Implementation of a health management mentoring program: Year-1 evaluation of its impact on health system strengthening in Zambézia Province, Mozambique,” 3 and for sharing their practical lessons and insights into the state of health system strengthening activities. In our article, we described a health management mentoring strategy and suggested results in district health system functioning after its first year of implementation. This program, implemented as part of a vertically financed, HIV-specific package of activities under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), focused on improving holistic fiscal and administrative operations in 10 districts of Zambézia Province, Mozambique... (Read more...)
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