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Primary care: the first line of defense

By K. Srinath Reddy
May 2, 2016
This article originally appeared in The Hindu. A recent report of the parliamentary Standing Committee on Health has deplored the persistently low levels of funding for health over several years. It observed that funding that was held back could have been utilised to improve primary health services and improve India's lagging…[ Read More ]

New technical initiative builds health financing capacity

By Lydia Ndebele and Somil Nagpal
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With the changing landscape of health financing globally, there is a growing demand for practitioner to practitioner learning on what works, and what doesn’t in implementing health financing reforms.   Driven by member country demand, the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) with technical and financial support from…[ Read More ]

Medical audits improve quality of care and lower costs in Korea

By Echo Collins Egan
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A medical audit system is a quality improvement process that seeks to improve patient care and outcomes through systematic review of care against explicit criteria and the implementation of change. Effective medical audit systems help countries improve their quality of health care.  With collaborative learning on everybody’s mind, representatives from…[ Read More ]

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
April 11, 2016 Thumbnail
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 ]
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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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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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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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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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