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Governance Strategies to Improve Quality of Health Care Services

By JLN Network Coordinator
August 22, 2017
Who is responsible for ensuring quality in health care? How are governments incentivizing continuous improvement in the quality of health care services? How does the provision of quality health care align with health financing and payment strategies? On August 9-11, 2017, 35 policymakers and practitioners from 10 countries gathered in…[ Read More ]

Nigeria Announces Subnational JLN for Universal Health Coverage

By JLN Network Coordinator
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The Government of Nigeria is extending the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage sub-nationally to assist its states in addressing the challenges in implementing health care financing reforms. Using the model of practitioner-to-practitioner learning of the global JLN, the network will connect practitioners and policymakers across states and between…[ Read More ]

Eight Countries Outline a Framework for Strategic Communications for UHC

By JLN Network Coordinator
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Since February 2017, the JLN, in partnership with the USAID’s Health Finance and Governance Project (HFG), has been working with eight countries to share expertise and best practices for effective strategic communications and stakeholder engagement to support universal health coverage (UHC) policy reform efforts. Countries participating in the Stakeholder Communications…[ Read More ]

JLN Community Mourns Senegal UHC Champion Cheikh Mbengue

By JLN Network Coordinator
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The Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) is deeply saddened by the loss of Cheikh Mbengue, Director General of Senegal's Universal Health Coverage Agency and tireless advocate for universal health coverage (UHC) in Senegal and around the world. Mr. Mbengue was an integral part of Senegal's representation within JLN; spearheading…[ Read More ]

Bangladesh’s Promising UHC Future

By Syed M. Ahmed, Director of the Centre of Excellence for Universal Health Coverage, Bangladesh
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Syed M. Ahmed, Professor and Director of the Centre of Excellence for Universal Health Coverage in Dhaka, Bangladesh speaks with Timothy Grant Evans, Senior Director of Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice at the World Bank  Despite the characterization as a “weak, fragmented and poorly resourced” health system, Bangladesh demonstrated…[ Read More ]
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A new Steering Group and renewed commitment for the JLN

By JLN Coordinator
March 22, 2017
During the past month, the JLN’s 16 full member countries came together for the first time to elect a new and expanded Steering Group since its inception in 2013. The voting process across three continents reinforced the commitment of the JLN’s member countries and their shared vision for the network…

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Three JLN events spells three times the joint learning in Indonesia

By Cicely Thomas, Aaron Pervin, Kirstin Krusell, and Daniela Gutierrez, PHC Initiative, JLN
March 14, 2017 Thumbnail
Aligning Universal Health Coverage efforts with Primary Health Care (PHC) objectives is a high priority for many Joint Learning Network (JLN) member countries.  Recently JLN member countries had the opportunity to deeply engage with this issue in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, where the JLN, in collaboration with Indonesian hosts, supported three joint…

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Webinar Summary: Health Technology Assessments

By Sireesha Perabathina
February 23, 2017
A webinar on Health Technology Assessments (HTA) was hosted on February 22, 2017. The webinar was Technically supported and facilitated by Ms. Young Ae Jong, Director International Group, Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA), South Korea and Dr. Francoise Cluzeau, Associate Director at Global Health and Development (former NICE…

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Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage:  ‘India Country Core Group Meeting’

By Dr. K Rajeswara Rao IAS, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Government of India, New Delhi
February 22, 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 founder members of this innovative cross-country learning platform and has engaged pro-actively over the years in various technical discussions,…

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Key Steps Toward Use of Data for PHC Improvement:  Outcomes of the PHCPI Collaborative 3rd Meeting

By PHCPI Collaborative
February 21, 2017
Since the launch of the PHC Measurement for Improvement Collaborative in April 2016, the group has worked to develop a unique tool: the PHC Indicator Inventory. This interactive, excel-based program consolidates and standardizes indicators from nine countries to allow for assessment of breadth and quality of information collected. Countries can…

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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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Government Launches New Policy on Health Care for the Elderly

By Hannah Hawkins - The Cambodia Daily
February 16, 2017 Thumbnail
Ensuring that older residents have access to health care is one of the challenges for Cambodia as it faces an aging population, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. A national health policy that has been in the works for more than a year was presented on Tuesday in Phnom…

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Ukraine Ups Its Game

By International Medical Travel Journal
February 16, 2017
In a landmark move that aims to usher in a new era in Ukraine’s health care services, the Cabinet of Ministers recently adopted a series of decrees that will radically overhaul the country’s medical services and corrupt business practices. Hailed as a major step towards streamlining Ukraine’s notoriously bureaucratic health care system,…

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The four pillars to ensure inclusive Universal Health Coverage

By Clare Kelly - Virgin Group
February 16, 2017 Thumbnail
Last week, addressing a plenary at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference entitled ‘The Political Economy of Social Inclusion’, Elder, Ernesto Zedillo, drew on his experiences as President of Mexico and explained how to sustainably implement Universal Health Coverage. Ernesto spoke of the interventions to reach the vulnerable: “In the quest for…

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