Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) Primary Health Care (PHC) Financing and Payment Technical Initiative invites you to save the date for the PHC Financing and Payment Conference, held from April 16-18, 2019.
Over the past year and a half, you have been a part of a community of technical experts and practitioners from over twelve countries, united in a commitment to support one another through the sharing of practical guidance and evidence to attain universal health coverage (UHC). Yet this most recent collaborative represents only a portion of what the PHC Provider Payment Mechanism Technical Initiative has achieved in its eight years of operation. Since 2011, the JLN PPM Technical Initiative has been a convening force, bringing together actors across the JLN to discuss shared challenges and develop practical guidance to support stronger PHC financing and payment systems. This work has catalyzed improvement at both the global and country levels: practical toolkits—such as Assessing Health Provider Payment Systems or Using Data Analytics to Monitor Health Provider Payment Systems—and other knowledge products have distilled lessons from across the JLN community, supported countries to address some of the most pressing challenges in PHC financing and payment, and served as a platform for dialogue and collaborative learning at the global level.
The greatest success of this work, however, has been the opportunity to convene experts from a broad range of countries who are committed to driving forward tangible improvements in PHC financing and payment as a critical step on the pathway to achieve UHC. Many countries are now implementing some form of strategic provider payment systems and foundational functions to support them.
The PHC Financing and Payment Conference will be an opportunity for country teams to share the progress their country has made on PHC financing and payment. In this convening, we hope to give participants the opportunity to share examples of PHC financing and payment innovation from their own countries, demonstrate how the Joint Learning Network has supported these improvements and provide an opportunity for continued shared learning. In the coming weeks, JLN facilitators will be in touch with participants to invite them to prepare presentations, posters and talking points describing their successes and identifying next steps.