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From markers and whiteboards to fully automated health management systems

By Surabhi Bhatt
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Thirty-five members of the Collaborative on Data Analytics for Monitoring Provider Payment got into the creative spirit last month when tasked with finding solutions to make better use of data analytics to monitor the effects of the health provider payment systems. The workshop—the third in-person meeting of the collaborative—took place…[ Read More ]

World Bank Hosts Universal Health Coverage Annual Financing Forum

By Nkem Wellington
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While the last 20 years have seen unprecedented progress in health with dramatic decreases in under-5 and maternal mortality rates worldwide, there remain major challenges in reaching universal health coverage (UHC) and, more broadly, achieving the health related sustainable development goals (SDGs). The Lancet Commission on Investing in Health estimated…[ Read More ]

How can we close the gap in health coverage for non-poor informal sector workers?

By Nkem Wellington
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While many countries are working to achieve universal health coverage (UHC), a “missing middle" has emerged because social protection is usually provided to the poor and to formal sector workers. But what about those who fall between these groups? Coverage for the “missing middle” and their families is often lacking…[ Read More ]

Ahead of World Health Day, 3 questions for a UHC proponent

By Jenny Lei Ravelo
April 6, 2016 Thumbnail
Michael Myers, managing director at the Rockefeller Foundation. Photo by: Rockfeller Foundation Editor's Note: This blog is crossposted from Devex.com. The Rockefeller Foundation provided catalytic funding for JLN, and continues to support collaborative learning activities and the Joint Learning Fund.  World Health Day is approaching, and the focus isn’t just…[ Read More ]

Members make progress on 3 tools for improving primary health care

By Kirstin Krusell and Cicely Thomas
March 28, 2016
Over the past two years, members of the JLN Primary Health Care (PHC) technical initiative have come together through a series of in-person and virtual workshops to co-develop three practical tools for improving PHC delivery, including: UHC Primary Health Care Self-Assessment Tool Advice from Implementers to Implementers - a five-part…[ Read More ]
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Sixty-fourth World Health Assembly adopts resolution on universal health coverage

By Nkem Wellington
May 25, 2011
The Sixty-fourth World Health Assembly closed on Friday, May 20th after adopting a critical resolution on universal health coverage (UHC). The resolution calls for the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director General (DG) to present universal health for the upcoming UN General Assembly in September 2011. Globally, over three billion people…

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Provider Payment Mechanisms: The anchor of strategic health purchasing

By Cheryl Cashin
August 2, 2001
Achieving access to basic health services for the entire population without risk of financial hardship or impoverishment from out-of-pocket expenditures (“universal health coverage”) is a challenge that continues to confront most low- and middle-income countries. As coverage expands in these countries, issues of financial sustainability, efficiency, and quality of care…

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Karnataka govt to embark on implementation of e-hospital software & grant based supply of medicines

By Nandita Vijay, PharmaBiz
March 16, 2015
Karnataka government is now gearing up to implement the e-hospital software in all the hospitals of the state with a view to document and utilise the health information of every patient visiting government hospitals in the state. It will also introduce a System of grant based supply of medicines exists…

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Vietnam accelerates universal health insurance

By VietNamNet Bridge
March 16, 2015
According to the World Bank, Vietnam has made great strides in expanding health insurance coverage. The increase of participation and budget allocation for health insurance has reduced poverty, sustained economic growth and ensured social equality and progress. By the end of 2014, 71.6% of Vietnam’s population had health insurance, 1.6%…

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How India can strengthen its health care system

By Munish Kumar, Daily News & Analysis
March 10, 2015
While Silicon Valley in USA thrives upon the innovative minds of Indians, back home, the country has no credible research and development (R&D) and innovations to boast about.  With a population of more than 125 crore, contemporary India yearns for another opportunity to become a global leader. Looking at our…

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Opinion: A faster track to National Health Insurance

By Dylan Garnett, Health-e
March 10, 2015
With the majority of South Africans still denied affordable access to quality healthcare, it’s time to find a faster track to deliver universal health coverage, writes Metropolitan Health CEO Dylan Garnett.It has been more than three years since government published its Green Paper on National Health Insurance (NHI), a system…

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Fighting for FinMin’s attention

By VISHAL BALI, Hindu Business Line
March 9, 2015
The Budget has been silent on Right to Health & the ‘Make in India’ initiative for medical technologyIndia’s population is projected by the United Nations to touch 1.45 billion by 2028, making it the world’s most populous nation surpassing China. Cumulative spending Home to 17.5 per cent of the world’s…

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