Dialogue with Development Partners

Moving Toward Country Ownership
Nellie Bristol
March 7, 2012


To understand and gain perspective on how country ownership is gaining greater traction in MLI countries and the subsequent effects, journalist Nellie Bristol conducted interviews with development partners in Nepal, Sierra Leone, and Mali. This series, posted on MLI’s Leading Global Health blog, explores the growing commitment to country ownership by donors, other implementing partners, and developing country governments resulting in increased support for government health sector plans and reduced aid fragmentation.

Featuring interviews with:

Anne Peniston
Director of the USAID Office of Health and Family Planning and Global Health Initiative Field Deputy, Nepal

Wondimagegnehu Alemu
World Health Organization Country Representative, Sierra Leone

Cheikh Mbengue
Abt Associates, Mali

  • Covering issues affecting the ministries and the people they serve.

    Leading Global Health Blog

    Even though I have worked in Sierra Leone in the past, the role of MLI Country Lead has given me the opportunity to build upon these previous experiences and to work closely with members of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), to support the implementation of health policies and reforms that they have prioritized.


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