Ellis-Hadwin Health Legacy
The Ellis-Hadwin Legacy is a £2.9 million fund set up to deliver a 3-year health programme in Africa, specifically in Burundi, Sierra Leone and South Sudan. It will run from September 2016 to March 2020.
It will focus on testing our community health approach in fragile and supply challenged settings where longer term programming can be extremely challenging, understanding what approaches are most suitable.
In addition to improving poor women and men’s access to essential health care, the legacy is intended to support Christian Aid to strengthen our evidence base, communicate our impact and leverage other funding through testing approaches, match funding and relationship building.
Burundi, Sierra Leone, South Sudan
September 2016-March 2020
The programme is being delivered across three strands of work:
1. Testing and adapting
Testing and adapting our community health framework approach in supply and resource challenged settings (Burundi, South Sudan & Sierra Leone).
This means developing context-specific programmes designed to meet the challenges of working in each environment. To achieve this, we are piloting a number of initiatives, including the use of a flexible ‘adaptive programming’ approach.
2. Integrating health programming
Exploring options for flexible funds to support countries to strengthen the integrated nature of their health programming
3. Evidence and learning
To increase the robustness and credibility of our health evidence, and to prove what works and what does not. This includes developing learning and research relationships as well as carrying out staff and partner capacity development.
Christian Aid’s community health framework sets out how every member of society can enjoy the right to health services, based on our programme experiences.
Related work and experience