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Immunization Costing Action Network (ICAN) Country Research and Policy

ICAN aims to build country capacity in the generation and use of cost evidence for sustainable and predictable financing for immunization. ICAN’s four member countries – India, Indonesia, Tanzania, and Vietnam – generated evidence to address the challenges at the top of their health and immunization financing agendas. The research summary for each country includes [more…]

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Quality of Care: An Essential Pillar to Achieve Universal Health Coverage for Women, Children, and Adolescents

This webinar series explores experiences and lessons for improving the quality of care along the continuum of health services that reach women, children, and adolescents. Webinar 1: Rethinking Maternal and Newborn Health Services Photo credit: Glenn Ruga Webinar 2: Établir les Normes pour la Qualité des Soins au Rwanda (also available in English) Photo credit: [more…]

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Disability, Poverty & Livelihoods Guidance
Disability, Poverty & Livelihoods Resource

Disabilities can exacerbate poverty by increasing the costs incurred by a household for care and treatment, and negatively impacting earnings if the person with a disability is dependent on others for day-to-day support. In turn, living in poverty can increase the likelihood of disability due to hazardous living and working conditions, inadequate access to treatment, [more…]

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The Path to Equality for Women and Young Persons With Disabilities
PRB The Path to Equality for Women and Young Persons with Disabilities

Women and young people with disabilities face discrimination and barriers when trying to exercise their rights. The Path to Equality for Women and Young Persons With Disabilities: Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Ending Gender-Based Violence is an ENGAGE multimedia presentation that describes the necessary policy changes and investments needed for women and [more…]

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Provider Payment Mechanisms Podcasts

This miniseries was created in collaboration with technical experts and implementers from over 14 countries as a part of the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) Provider Payment Mechanisms technical initiative. These podcasts bring the insights and experiences of global experts through their own voices. Episode 1: Joint Learning Technical experts from Kenya, [more…]

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UHC 2030 Guidance document to assess a healthcare arena under stress

In recent years, a great deal of debate and rhetoric in global health has focused on the importance of health systems strengthening (HSS), especially in fragile situations. The ways policy-makers conceptualize HSS are, however, multiple and confusing. The goal of the guidance is to help professionals involved in the assessment of health systems under stress [more…]

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Empanelment: A Foundational Component of Primary Health Care

In many health systems, empanelment signifies a step toward more effective and better coordinated primary health care by helping to transform reactive care, oriented around visits, into proactive care that can deliver broader improvements to population health. In 2017, the Joint Learning Network’s People-Centered Integrated Care learning collaborative convened practitioners from 10 countries to further [more…]

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Domestic Resources Use Mobilization (DRUM) for UHC

Domestic Resources (DR) Use (U) and Mobilization (M), or DRUM, for UHC focuses on the efficient use of resources for health. Many countries face critical shortfalls in domestic resource mobilization for health, threatening to push health goals out of reach. Health goals matter because health is a human right, but health is increasingly linked to [more…]

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Community Health Planning and Costing Tool

Through funding and technical contributions from the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), MSH developed the Community Health Planning and Costing Tool (CHPCT) to support the planning and costing of effective community health community health services (CHS) packages. Results from using the tool can be used to evaluate program performance, plan for future programming, [more…]

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Communities of Practice for Global Health

Communities of practice are defined as groups of people who interact regularly to share information, insight, experience and tools about an area of common interest (Wenger 2002). Each community of practice is unique in terms of its formation, structure, and character (click here to learn more about managing and measuring communities). All communities, in some [more…]

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