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Results for Development Institute (R4D) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to unlock solutions to tough development challenges that prevent people in low- and middle-income countries from realizing their full potential. Using multiple approaches in multiple sectors including, Global Education, Global Health, Governance and Market Dynamics, R4D supports the discovery and implementation of new ideas for reducing poverty and improving lives around the world.
R4D leverages extensive networks and expertise to improve health and achieve equity in health outcomes for all people around the world. Whether it's assessing policies that can support research and development on new drugs and vaccines, exploring innovations in healthcare and connecting innovators to each other or to investors, supporting the growing global movement for universal health coverage, or producing on-demand research and forecasting to help countries and global institutions plan their healthcare futures, R4D’s global health work unlocks new possibilities for global health actors worldwide.
Results for Development Institute (R4D) is a founding partner of the JLN Secretariat and plays a key role in the networks’ overall coordination and strategic direction.
Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby from Ghana's National Health Insurance Agency will join fellow panelists for a Health Finance and Governance Project webinar entitled, "Making Numbers Count: Using Health Expenditure Data to Achieve Policy Change." The webinar is the first of a series of three focusing on health resource tracking.
The panelists will discuss practical approaches that have led to successful policy change.
Thursday, March 1 - 9AM-10AM EST
The World Health Organization has just announced its fifth Advanced Course on Health Financing for Universal Coverage for Low and Middle-Income Countries, to be held from 18 to 22 June 2018 in Tunis, Tunisia.
Who is the course for?
The course is designed for policymakers, advisors, and analysts in the health and social sectors, senior managers of service provider organizations and health insurance funds, and other relevant actors in government (e.g. Ministries of Finance, Parliamentarians), the private sector and civil society.
This is an advanced course and participants are expected to have extensive and relevant work experience and knowledge of health financing policy, and previous training in health systems and policy. Participants are also expected to complete the WHO e-learning course as part of preparation.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
The deadline for applications is March 1, 2018, at midnight (Geneva, Switzerland time). The number of places on the course is limited and hence not all applicants can be guaranteed a place.
How to Apply
Read the full announcement and application details here.
The Health Finance and Governance Project (HFG) has a new resource available for countries working on domestic resource mobilization. The brief, Securing Domestic Financing for Universal Health Coverage, articulates the lessons learned by HFG's efforts to support ministries of health and their partners as they organize their work on and realize opportunities for mobilizing resources for health.
Read the brief here.
The WHO Global Learning Laboratory will be hosting a webinar on February 14, 2018, exploring compassion as the heart of quality people-centered integrated care.
Compassion has a critical role to play in improving the performance of health systems in the move towards UHC. Indeed, coverage needs to come hand in hand with compassion. The absence of compassion can cause clinical errors, high rates of health worker absenteeism and burnout, poor patient experience, physician disengagement and attrition.
This 90-minute webinar will explore the role of compassion as a critical pillar of delivering quality people-centered health services, bringing in perspectives and case studies from around the world along with examples on how compassion has been incorporated at different levels of health systems. The webinar will also address the key challenges in making the case for compassionate health services. An interactive global discussion will allow participants to share their experiences.
February 14, 2018
3pm CET / 9am EST
There was some incredible news coming from JLN member India this week. With the release of its 2018 budget, India has announced an ambitious health insurance scheme, which is designed to cover up to 100 million families who struggle to afford medical care. It's thought to be one of the largest such schemes in the world. Read more here.