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Merlin’s Past & Present:

Merlin’s work today

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By the end of this session you will• Share what you know about Merlin’s Past, the focus of the

Organisation, where we currently work

• Identify where Merlin has Active Country Programmes

• Identify the nature of Merlin’s work in each Country programme

• Identify Merlin’s Key Health programming areas

• Identify the nature of Merlin’s partners in each area where they work.

• Discuss How Merlin works within the WHO Health System Strengthening Framework

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Brainstorm together what you know about MerlinThink about

• When the organization started

• What is the focus of the organization

• Where have we worked

• Any other information

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• Quick game(5mins)

• Place the counters on the map to indicate the countries where Merlin has active programmes

Where Merlin works

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• Read the country overviews for each of the different Merlin programmes

• On the matrix provided indicate for each country the different health areas in which Merlin works

• Identify if the programme relates to a country in Crisis, Transition or both

• Identify partner organisations

• Indicate on the Matrix if we are carrying out S, I, P , A?

• e.g. Service delivery, Institutional Capacity Building, Policy, Advocacy

Examining our country programmes

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• Using the Matrix that you have created, what do you think are the key 3 Core Health programming areas?

• Identify examples of Merlin’s Key Programming areas within its country programmes.

Identifying our core health programme areas: Act. 4

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Ensure vulnerable populations have access to

appropriate, effective and affordable heath services

through targeted health system strengthening.

• Primary & secondary level care

• Improving quality of care

• Reducing financial barriers to access to care

• Enhancing human resources for health

Key programme area - 1

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Addressing the burden of disease

• Diseases of poverty

• Malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS

• Neglected diseases

• Non-communicable disease

Surveillance, prevention, treatment & control strategies

Key programme area - 2

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Reproductive and Child Health

• Safe motherhood and health of the newborn

• Child survival activities – IMCI, EPI, nutritional surveillance,

selective feeding & health education.

• Sexual and reproductive health

• Prevention and treatment of gender based violence

• Adolescent health programmes

Key programme area - 3

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• From your analysis in the Matrix previously can you find examples of Merlin’s Key Programming areas within its country programmes.

• Where do you see partners in Merlin’s Work

• Who are the main Partners in Merlin’s Work


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Health system strengthening: WHO framework

Health workforce

Service delivery



Medical products


Improved health

Improved efficiency

Social and financial risk


Overall goals/outcomesSystem building blocks





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Identifying our health system strengthening approach

• Where in our Country Programmes do you see examples of Merlin contributing to the Building blocks of the Health System Strengthening Approach?

• Do you know of any other examples where Merlin Contributes to the Health System Strengthening Approach?

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