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Domestic Resource Mobilization: Country Strategies to Enhance Health Funding

All recent global financing analyses show significant gaps in funding to meet the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), along with declining donor funding. This situation starkly highlights the need for more domestic resource mobilization (DRM) as well as efficient use of current resources. Attention to DRM is especially urgent during [more…]

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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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High-Performance Health Financing Systems for UHC

Country leaders across the world have identified universal health coverage (UHC) as a critical component for improved health outcomes as well as for their national economies. To continue the political momentum, the Government of Japan added UHC to the G20 Finance Ministers’ agenda. Ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit and the G20 Finance Ministers meeting, [more…]

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Virtual Learning Event: An update from the Performance Based Financing Community of Practice in Africa

This webinar was hosted by the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN), and led by partners at PATH and PharmAccess on the Performance Based Financing (PBF) Community of Practice in Africa. Guests from the PBF community of practice shared updates on some of their work and focus areas, with presentations from Nicolas de [more…]

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Building blocks of progress: Case studies in pharmaceutical systems strengthening

It takes a resilient pharmaceutical system working within and in support of a functioning health system to ensure access to products and services for the people who need them. Pharmaceutical system strengthening requires a coordinated response from policy makers to the dispenser at the local drug shop. It also requires systems strengthening work in governance, [more…]

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Challenges to Ensuring Adequate and Timely Funding for MNCH Commodities

As countries pursue the maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) targets established under Sustainable Development Goal 3, they will need to ensure the continuous availability of essential health commodities to prevent and treat the conditions that cause morbidity and mortality in those groups. A major issue yet to be adequately addressed is financing for MNCH [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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