Health Systems AccElerator

To achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), we must untangle the complexities that limit people’s pathway to care. This calls for accelerating progress toward more resilient health systems that respond to consumers – their needs, their way.

Through PSI’s Health Systems Accelerator, we’re building on our 50+ years of experience bringing together consumer voices, market actors, and government partners to strengthen health systems and increase the availability of and access to higher quality, more affordable services. That’s what we call Consumer-Powered Healthcare. 

"The end goal is simple: we want to make it easier for consumers to access quality and affordable primary healthcare. And we want to do it in a way that allows them to use their voice, control and choice."

— Alex Ergo, Director, Health Systems

Our Commitments
to Strengthening the system

Across all levels of the health system, from self-care to community health and facility-based primary healthcare:

We support consumers to more easily navigate the health system.

… so that consumers can access quality health services and products they need – bringing care to the front door, wherever possible.

… so consumers don’t experience financial hardship when seeking them. That includes ensuring public financing arrangements account for the private sector, too.

These insights inform the formulation and adaptation of policies that lead to better integrated and more responsive health services. 

The Four Pillars of our Work in


Policy level

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Supply side

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demand side

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digitizing health system coordination

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Self-care for
stronger health systems

Self-care practices offer health systems a new and critical partner: consumers themselves.

The Self-Care Trailblazer Group (SCTG) is a global coalition dedicated to expanding the safe and effective practice of self-care so that individuals can better manage their own health, health outcomes are improved, and health systems are better equipped to achieve universal health coverage.

A stronger health system
clears the way for consumers

… to access quality care and take ownership of their health and life. And when we invest in a health system that serves consumers, we will get closer to UHC. Will you join the journey?


Alex Ergo

Alex Ergo

Director, Health Systems PSI Global

Sarah Onyango

Senior Technical Advisor, Self Care, Health Systems Accelerator

Hilary Kinka

Technical Advisor, Private Sector Engagement, Health Systems Accelerator


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