9. Immunization services support and health system strengthening
9.1 Endorsed the principles for health systems support in phase 2, with the proviso that support should be time-limited.
9.2 Approved the continuation of immunization services
support (ISS), including extension of support to all GAVI-eligible
countries, and the opening of a new funding stream for Health Systems
Support (HSS) that would be focused on themed areas such as
district-level support and human resources.
9.3 A detailed proposal for ISS and HSS support,
including guidelines for countries will be submitted to the December
2005 Board for implementation in 2006. It may be worth exploring
whether ISS and HSS could be considered two ‘panes’ in one window.
9.4 Requested a structured presentation of the proposed
investment in health systems, including resource implications, to be
presented at the December 2005 Board meeting.