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How the Tamil Nadu Health System was transformed to a paperless health system in just 10 years

By Ramesh Govindaraj
June 7, 2016
This blog post was originally posted to the World Bank blog.  ---- Globally, the demand for timely and accurate health information is growing, driven mainly by an increased focus on strategic resource allocation and priority setting, as well as the availability of technology. However, in real life, setting up a…[ Read More ]

How to improve health services

By The Citizen Tanzania
May 31, 2016
This article was originally posted to the Citizen Tanzania. You can read the original version here.  The World Bank Group's vice president for human development, Mr. Keith Hansen, explains how Tanzania can implement its current and future strategies in streamlining the health financing system in this interview with health reporter…[ Read More ]

Taking care of business

By Gina Lagomarsino
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Reposted from Devex.com. Original article by Priya Agrawal and Gina Lagomarsino One day in September, in a small town north of Kampala in Uganda, a young woman, pregnant with twins and still weeks away from full term, arrived at the Maria Maternity Ward, a private clinic. Her cervix was already 8…[ Read More ]

Workshop informs PhilHealth costing exercise

By Sinit Mehtsun and Ankita Panda
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As health care costs in many countries continue to rise rapidly, questions are beginning to emerge about how government health programs around the globe will generate sufficient revenue to sustain existing schemes. Even the United Kingdom, one of the wealthiest countries in the world, is struggling under the weight of…[ Read More ]

Closing the primary health care measurement gap

By Chloe Lanzara and Meredith Kimball
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Editor's Note: Crossposted from the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative There is strong consensus among countries and partners that strengthening primary health care (PHC) is essential to achieve universal health coverage and the health-related Sustainable Development Goals. However, to strengthen PHC systems countries must first understand what’s working, what’s not…[ Read More ]
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Universal coverage ensuring value-for money in health care is key

By Francoise Cluzeau is a Senior Advisor for NICE International
July 4, 2011
At the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) workshop in Mombasa, Kenya we heard about many creative schemes targeting improved coverage of the informal sector - such as the establishment of the Mutuelles in Rwanda, theRajiv Aarogyasri Community Health Insurance Scheme in India, the national citizen ID number for universal coverage…

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Universal Health Coverage: What’s all the buzz about?

By Christina Synowiec
June 29, 2011
Universal Health Coverage. Still debated in the United States, the concept is taking off in countries fromSouth Africa to India to Indonesia. Even as I write this, governments around the world are in the midst of serious political and technical discussions on how to expand health coverage and, at the same time, move toward universal…

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Integrating social franchising and insurance

By Maria Belenky
June 20, 2011
The last decade has seen an important expansion of the social franchising model of service delivery, both in terms of the number of brands available and their geographic presence, as well as the scope of services offered. The 2011 Clinical Social Franchising Compendium identifies 50 franchises that are operating in 31 countries…

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Public-Private engagement for better health in Africa

By Gina Lagomarsino
June 9, 2011
Connor Spreng, an economist at the World Bank, moderated a session on the IFC flagship report "Healthy Partnerships: How Governments Can Engage the Private Sector to Improve Health in Africa" at the JLN Mombasa Workshop. The Health Partnerships report was officially launched to a group of 200 health partners from…

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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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Ghana’s democracy is driving great progress in health and education

By The Guardian
March 20, 2015
Can democracy lead to development, or is it the other way around? The question remains far from settled, and the stakes have never been higher. Most countries today are formal democracies; two out of every three people live in such countries. Yet, there is growing disillusionment about the way democracy works, and concerns about…

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NHIS enrolls 7.2 million Nigerians

By News24 Nigeria
March 20, 2015
The Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Dr. Femi Thomas, says no fewer than 7.2 million Nigerians have enrolled into the various health schemes of the agency. Thomas said this on Wednesday in Enugu during NHIS special day programme at the ongoing 26th Enugu International Trade Fair.…

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Ghana is ‘rising star’: ODI’s proof

By CitiFM Online
March 19, 2015
A new report released by the Overseas Development Institute  has revealed that Ghanaians are becoming healthier, better educated, more politically enfranchised and freer to express their views than any other country in Africa. The report, titled “Ghana, the rising star,” attributed the developments in the country to the “robust and…

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Universal Health Insurance in India: A way to go forward

By Munish Raizada, Indian Express
March 17, 2015
Rudolf Virchow a German pathologist, public health activist and politician stated in 1849 that Medicine is a social science and politics is nothing else but medicine on a large scale. As we know now, health is not just about diagnosing ailments, hospitals and social services; it is an issue of…

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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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