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A New Toolkit for Medical Audit Practitioners: Ensuring Quality Across Health Systems

By Bhavesh Jain, ACCESS Health International
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Medical audit systems are crucial to improving the quality of patient care and making efficiency gains in health care systems. But many countries struggle with the complexities of establishing or strengthening their medical audit schemes. The Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN), in collaboration with South Korea’s Health…[ Read More ]

November Updates from the Primary Health Care Initiative

By Emma Willerton, Results for Development
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The Private Sector Engagement and Health Benefits Policy collaboratives under the JLN’s Primary Health Care initiative both convened this past month to reflect on the progress made toward their respective joint learning objectives. The two collaboratives ultimately aim to strengthen countries’ primary health care sectors, resulting in greater access to…[ Read More ]

Data Foundations Collaborative Convenes For First Meeting

By Jacqui Deelstra, PATH
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The Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage’s new Data Foundations Collaborative convened its first in-person meeting on October 10-13, 2017, in Hanoi, Vietnam. This workshop was hosted by Vietnam’s Health Strategy and Policy Institute in partnership with facilitators from PATH and Wipro. Participants included information technology (IT) managers, data…[ Read More ]

Five Country Insights on Using Data for Improvement in Primary Health Care

By Dr. Kamaliah Mohamad Noh, Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences and Chloe Lanzara, Results for Development
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The 30 practitioners from 13 countries across Latin America, Africa and Asia who gathered in Hanoi, Vietnam this September convened in the pursuit of a shared goal: achieving universal health coverage for their country’s citizens through strengthening their primary health care systems. Primary health care (PHC) is foundational to creating…[ Read More ]

From Learning to Implementation: Making Progress on Financing and Payment Models

By Henok Yemane, Results for Development and Tsolmon Tsilaajav, Mongolia Ministry of Health
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A core challenge that most countries face as they work toward universal health coverage (UHC) is how to pay for services to ensure effective coverage and promote quality while maintaining financial sustainability. Financing and payment systems for primary health care (PHC) can serve as important instruments, enabling factors, and entry…[ Read More ]
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A New Monitoring Toolkit Empowers Countries to Track Provider Payment Systems

By Chelsea Taylor (R4D), Caren Althauser (PATH), Alice Ogink (Pharmaccess)
April 20, 2017
Achieving universal health coverage—ensuring access to basic health services for an entire population without risk of financial hardship or impoverishment—is a challenge confronting many countries. To sustain progress toward universal health coverage (UHC), governments must generate resources for expanding coverage, distribute the resources equitably, and use them efficiently to achieve…

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Making Budgets Work Better to Sustain Progress Towards UHC

By Cheryl Cashin, R4D and Joe Kutzin, WHO
April 8, 2017
Public funds are central to making progress toward UHC.  But the practicalities of how budget allocations are made and funds actually flow to frontline health providers are often ignored.  What is the country’s process for deciding on budget allocations for health, and does this process ensure funding matches priorities?  How…

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An expanding JLN and an evolving joint learning network model

By Samantha Ferguson
April 6, 2017
Country membership in the JLN is not passive. It mandates commitment and buy-in from countries’ policy-makers and practitioners alike to engage in a collaborative learning process to drive reforms toward universal health coverage (UHC). In the past six months, nine member countries established Country Core Groups (CCGs) by working with multiple…

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JLN India Country Core Group Meeting held in New Delhi

By The Office of Dr. K Rajeswara Rao, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
April 5, 2017
The Joint Learning Network (JLN) India Country Core Group (CCG) convened for the first time this year in New Delhi, India on the 16th of February. India is one of the founding members of this innovative cross-country learning platform and has engaged proactively over the years in various technical discussions,…

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Moving towards UHC: Effective Stewardship of Mixed Health Systems

By Sinit Mehtsun
March 30, 2017 Thumbnail
Globally advocating for achieving universal health coverage (UHC) on is one thing; designing and implementing health system reforms to make it possible in countries is another story. There is a growing global consensus that in many countries, achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of UHC (SDG 3.8) will require a strong…

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A blueprint to make healthcare delivery more transparent, accessible

By PT Jyothi Datta - The Hindu Business Line
February 22, 2017
It is being called the “Mumbai Declaration”. A pledge to prioritise healthcare and universal health coverage and has been taken up by a cross section of people involved with healthcare delivery. At the top of this list of objectives is to get the Centre to increase funds for healthcare from…

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We’ll Restore NHIS – Nana Addo

By Jonas Nyabor - Citifmonline.com
February 22, 2017
[Ghana] President Akufo-Addo says the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), is in a bad state, promising that his government will work to restore it. In spite of his assertion, he said the scheme remains one of the country’s major interventions to improving access to healthcare. “We have to be healthy…

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Global leaders meet in Sri Lanka to ‘reset’ migrant health agenda

By Joanne Lu - Humanosphere
February 22, 2017 Thumbnail
Global health leaders are gathering in Colombo, Sri Lanka, today to “reset the international agenda on migrant health.” Organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.N. International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the government of Sri Lanka, the 2nd Global Consultation on Migrant Health brings together representatives from more than…

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EU Provides Critical Support to Health Systems Strengthening and Polio Eradication in Nigeria

By Polio Global Eradication Initiative
February 22, 2017
A €70 million EU grant will support polio eradication and efforts and health systems strengthening in Nigeria. At an event in Abuja on 16 February 2017, the Government of Nigeria and the European Union signed a historic partnership to support health systems and polio eradication efforts in the country. Attended…

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Mohalla Clinic: Healthcare at doorstep runaway hit

By Durgesh Nandan Jha - Times of India
February 16, 2017
Of the measures taken by AAP government to boost healthcare in Delhi, perhaps it is the Mohalla Clinicthat has cheered the citizens the most. But then, of course, after the first clinic began in July 2015 in Punjabi Basti in Peeragarhi, the government had promised 1,000 of them by 2016 and only 107…

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