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Vertical Integration: Presenting a Diagnostic Tool for Countries Working Toward Health System Integration

Decision-makers face many obstacles along their country’s journey to implement universal health coverage, particularly when trying to better integrate health service delivery across different levels of care. Watch this Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) webinar, organized by the JLN’s Vertical Integration and New Roles for Hospitals learning exchange team, to learn about [more…]

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Lessons and Approaches to Support the Capacity Strengthening Priorities of Local Partners

  Supporting local partners to achieve their own development goals requires valid and reliable measures of current capacity so that gaps or areas of improvement can be addressed and monitored over time. This webinar, conducted by the USAID-funded Data for Impact project, shares experiences in adapting and managing tools to strengthen the capacity of organizations [more…]

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Using Health Data to Improve Universal Health Coverage Webinar

As more countries prioritize universal health coverage (UHC) policies, governments increasingly rely upon quality data to make informed policy decisions. However, persistent challenges in their data systems constrain progress toward improvements in the access, quality, and affordability of health services. In this Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) webinar, members of the JLN’s [more…]

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The Power of Pregnancy Clubs: New Research on Group Antenatal Care

A growing body of evidence shows that many women in low- and middle-income countries are not getting the respectful, supportive, high-quality antenatal care (ANC) they need and expect. Quality ANC is essential for a healthy pregnancy and has an important role in fostering a positive pregnancy experience. Group ANC models—pregnancy clubs—are emerging as a promising [more…]

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Providing clinical guidance on interpretation of drug resistance testing using LPA based on the GLI guide (FLD and SLDs)

Drug susceptibility testing should be offered to all TB-infected people to ensure they are started on appropriate and effective treatment. Molecular tests, such as line probe assays (LPAs) are increasingly being used to rapidly diagnose TB and initiate appropriate treatment. The GLI Core Group, WHO Global TB Program, and the Supranational Reference Laboratory developed a [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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Meeting the Challenge of TB in Urban Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, TB disproportionately affects women who make up more than two-thirds of all TB patients. Children, the elderly, the poor, and displaced populations are also at higher risk of infection, particularly in urban settings where dense populations and overcrowding exacerbate transmission. This webinar explores how expanding the WHO’s directly observed treatment, short course (DOTS) [more…]

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Sustainability of BSL-2 & BSL-3 (moderate-risk & high-risk) TB laboratories: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Laboratory biosafety is critical to protect healthcare workers and to ensure proper diagnostic results. Failures in biosafety occur when risk and sustainability are not included in the implementation process. This webinar from the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease discusses challenges and solutions to this important topic. Case studies are presented where risk was [more…]

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