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Ukraine to Overhaul Provider Payments Guided by JLN’s Costing Manual

By Olena Doroshenko and Lydia Ndebele, the World Bank
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Ukraine’s parliament passed a legislative package in October 2017 to provide citizens with full payment of health care services and medications as required in its health care guarantees program. As part of the forthcoming comprehensive health financing reforms, Ukraine’s Ministry of Health is implementing the use of Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRG)…[ Read More ]

Aligning Health Financing with Primary Health Care: Sudan Turns to JLN Tool

By Dr. Eiman Hag, Dr. Ahmed Babiker, Bishnu Bahadur Thapa, Lydia Ndebele, Mohammed Alfatih Hassan Osman
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Ensuring delivery of primary health care (PHC) services for all is arguably the fastest and most efficient route to reaching universal health care (UHC), a goal that Sudan is firmly pursuing under the leadership of its committed government. The country’s National Health Sector Strategy prioritizes the implementation of PHC interventions…[ Read More ]

The JLN Announces New Steering Group Leadership

By JLN Network Coordinator
June 19, 2018 Thumbnail
The Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) is pleased to announce its new convener as Modupe Ogundimu, General Manager of Contribution Management at Nigeria’s National Health Insurance Scheme. Ms. Ogundimu has been a distinguished member of the JLN since 2011 and has acted as the network’s co-convener since…[ Read More ]

JLN Member Spotlight: Dr. Nneka Orji-Achugo

By JLN Network Coordinator
June 19, 2018 Thumbnail
Dr. Nneka Orji-Achugo is a public health physician and health economist working with Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) in the Department of Health Planning Research and Statistics. As the UHC focal officer at the FMOH, she is committed to improving health care delivery in resource-constrained settings. Dr. Orji also…[ Read More ]

How to Effectively Communicate for UHC: Eight Countries Release a Practical Guide

By Dr. Nneka Orji-Achugo, Somto Mbelu, Dr. Leizel Lagrada, Betty Cox, Emma Willerton
June 14, 2018 Thumbnail
Universal health coverage (UHC) has become a unifying movement for global health reform. Today, public health officials in most low- and middle-income countries are designing and implementing strategies that aim to accelerate progress toward UHC and global compacts are in place to galvanize change. With all this momentum for change,…[ Read More ]
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Vertical Integration as a Strategy to Address NCDs

By Paul Molloy, Aceso Global
May 22, 2018 Thumbnail
The rapid increase of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – including cancer, diabetes and heart disease – is a new and formidable challenge facing health systems around the world. Driven by aging populations and changing lifestyles, NCDs require health systems to treat patients in a fundamentally different way. Patients with NCDs need…

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Learning from Empanelment in Ghana

By Lina Stolyar, Ariadne Labs
May 18, 2018 Thumbnail
Empanelment, sometimes referred to as rostering, is a process that assigns responsibility for the delivery of promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative care for individuals and populations to specific health care facilities, teams or providers. Although elements of empanelment are implemented in health systems across the globe, there is no universally…

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JLN Countries Explore the Effective Use of Data

By Jacqui Deelstra, PATH
May 11, 2018 Thumbnail
Having high quality health care and health insurance data readily available – and knowing how to use it for planning and decision-making – are key goals for countries working toward universal health coverage (UHC). From April 4-6, 2018, 30 practitioners from 10 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas gathered…

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JLN Countries Share Tools for the How-To’s of Purchasing PHC Services at UHC Financing Forum

By JLN Network Coordinator
April 26, 2018 Thumbnail
Purchasing primary health care (PHC) services is often a complex challenge for country governments. What to purchase, whom to purchase from – and importantly, how to pay are three questions countries face as they work towards UHC.   At this year's UHC Financing Forum with the theme of health equity, an…

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Compassion: An Integral Component of Health Care Systems

By Nana Mensah Abrampah, Melissa Kleine-Bingham, Heather Anne Harmon, Samantha Ferguson
April 13, 2018 Thumbnail
In February 2013, the publication of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry catalyzed the emergence of a new paradigm for health professionals and health systems: healing requires more than treatment of a disease – it requires person-centered, compassionate care. Since then, the concept of “compassion” has ricocheted throughout…

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JLN Recognized as a UHC2030 Partner

By JLN Network Coordinator
February 14, 2018 Thumbnail
The close of 2017 saw a significant gathering of countries and development partners to galvanize the universal health coverage (UHC) movement of ensuring access to quality and affordable essential health services, medicines and vaccines for all. Convening at the UHC Forum, organized by UHC2030, World Bank, WHO, UNICEF and JICA…

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The JLN Welcomes Three New Countries, Marking 30 Members

By JLN Network Coordinator
January 17, 2018
The Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) is pleased to announce three new members to the network: Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), Lebanon and South Africa. Recognized for their commitment to pursuing universal health coverage for their citizens, the three new member countries will contribute their own unique knowledge…

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Joint Learning and Planning What’s Next for JLN’s PHC Initiative

By Emma Willerton and Cicely Thomas, Results for Development
January 4, 2018
The need to strengthen primary health care is gaining momentum with countries across the globe as they tackle a milieu of challenges with rising health costs, emergence of non-communicable diseases, and growing population demand. Members of the JLN’s Primary Health Care (PHC) technical initiative working together to co-develop the how-to’s…

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Global Recognition for the JLN at the UHC Forum in Tokyo

By JLN Network Coordinator
December 15, 2017 Thumbnail
Steering Group representatives from the JLN celebrated the progress of JLN member countries and shared the benefits of the joint learning approach toward health for all at this year's Universal Health Coverage Forum, a historic event to galvanize collective action toward universal health coverage and mark UHC Day, held December 12-15…

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Country Progress and Leadership Shine in Seoul Ahead of UHC Forum

By JLN Network Coordinator
December 8, 2017
A week ahead of the 2017 UHC Forum, the JLN community of countries joined partners in Korea to celebrate the country’s 40th year anniversary of its national health insurance system. Close to 100 UHC implementers from 15 countries gathered in Seoul, with representatives from Korea’s National Health Insurance Service (NHIS), Health…

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