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The Health Systems Podcast

The Health Systems Podcast, created by the USAID Local Health System Sustainability (LHSS) project, brings you conversations on what’s working in health systems strengthening approaches and what issues are shaping health systems in countries around the world. The podcast shares learning from LHSS’s work toward a future in which all people have access to affordable, [more…]

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The BMJ Podcast

The BMJ, in partnership with The Harvard Global Health Institute, has launched a collection of articles exploring how to achieve effective universal health coverage (UHC). The collection highlights the importance of quality in UHC, potential finance models, how best to incentivise stakeholders, and some of the barriers to true UHC. Here are some of our [more…]

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Leveraging Digital Financial Services to Advance Universal Health Coverage Webinar

Advances in digital technology have created opportunities to expand financial protection and improve health system performance and service quality. Yet there has been limited evidence of whether and how digital financial services (DFS) impact health system utilization and performance, and financial protection for beneficiaries. This webinar, hosted by the USAID LHSS Project, presents new global [more…]

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Advancing Health Systems in low-and-middle-income countries podcast

Welcome to the “Advancing Health Systems in low-and-middle-income countries” podcast. This podcast mini-series is part of the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project, a large health system strengthening project funded by USAID and led by Abt Associates that ended in 2018. This series will explore topics in health finance and governance, and delve into how [more…]

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Health for All Advocacy Toolkit

In the lead up to the United Nations High-Level Meeting (HLM) on UHC in 2019, civil society and community representatives in countries around the world, convened by the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030 (CSEM), asked for more knowledge and information about UHC as well as about global level advocacy initiatives and platforms. The CSEM [more…]

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Leveraging Public Financial Management for Better Health Video Podcasts

The WHO organized a webinar series of public financial management (PFM) in health issues. The series included six sessions on key PFM topics – from budget formulation, to budget execution and monitoring – and involved a range of well-established experts from WHO, World Bank, OECD, International Budget Partnership and Results for Development, as well as [more…]

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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- et intermédiaires (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, Indonésien, Tanzanie, 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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