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Govenment inefficiencies linked to non-harmonisation of database

By BusinessDay
June 23, 2015
Delays by government in harmonising and integrating the rising number of disparate identity databases is causing the country significant losses in the shape of high degree of inefficiency in governance, economic wastages, as well as the unnecessary cost associated with duplication, industry observers have said. Various Ministries, Departments and Agencies…[ Read More ]

Help develop policy for community health services — Segbefia

By Graphic Online
June 23, 2015
The Minister of Health, Mr Alex Segbefia, has called on stakeholders in health to support the ministry to develop a draft policy for the community-based health planning and services (CHPS) to provide easy access to quality health care.  According to him, access to good healthcare services would not only improve…[ Read More ]

Inside the Network: Unraveling Mexico’s Quality of Health Services

By Joint Learning Network
June 23, 2015
Quality seems to be the word. Last week, the Joint Learning Network worked with the Ministry of Health of Kosovo and the World Bank to organize a two-day joint learning workshop on the topic of improving access and the quality of health services in Kosovo (more on that to come…[ Read More ]

Tapping JLN expertise to improve access and the quality of health services in Kosovo

By Sinit Mehtsun
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The Ministry of Health of Kosovo and the World Bank have tapped the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) to help organize a two-day joint learning workshop to inform the launch of universal health coverage (UHC) reforms in Kosovo. The proposed meeting to be held from June 15 - 16 will convene health insurance practitioners, health officials and international…[ Read More ]

Can we monitor progress towards UHC?

By Ankita Panda
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A new report co-authored by Save The Children, the World Bank, and the World Health Organization (WHO) with support from The Rockefeller Foundation found that 400 million people currently do not have access to essential services. At an event last week, policymakers, health specialists, and universal health coverage (UHC) enthusiasts gathered in New York City for…[ Read More ]
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NHIS employees sleeping in offices to attend to clients

By Marian Efe Ansah
September 17, 2014
This article was originally posted on Citi fm Online Ghana - Employees of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the Ashanti region have been compelled to sleep in their offices to attend to the overwhelming number of clients seeking to undergo the biometricregistration of the NHIS card. Hundreds of people have been queuing…

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Vietnam: Huge progress in expanding social health insurance, but challenges remain in reaching UHC

By World Bank
September 17, 2014
This Press Release was orignally posted by the World Bank Group. Hanoi, Vietnam - Vietnam has made great strides in expanding socialhealth insurance, now  covering more than half of its population, but reforms, such as providing premium subsidies, greater family enrollment and introducing catastrophic cost coverage can help the country reach…

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When Implementing Universal Health Coverage, Context Matters

By Sara Gorman
September 17, 2014
This blog first appeared on the PLOS Medical Journals' Community Blog.  As the WHO’s Millennium Development Goals reach their final phase, Sara Gorman reflects on what we have learned about how political, cultural and financial contexts impact the success of universal health coverage systems.  In May of 2013, Margaret Chan affirmed the…

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Why the NCD Response Needs Universal Health Coverage

By Chelsey R. Canavan and Jonathan Jay
September 16, 2014
This post was published in the Lancet Global Health Blog. Universal health coverage (UHC) and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are high priorities in global health—just look at the proposed post-2015 development goals. The increasing burden of NCDs is widely recognised, and a growing list of countries have joined the UHC movement.…

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Accessible, affordable healthcare on the agenda as ASEAN Health Ministers meet

By Channel News Asia
September 16, 2014
SINGAPORE: Health Minister Gan Kim Yong will attend this week's 12th ASEAN Health Ministers Meeting (AHMM) in Hanoi, Vietnam, the Ministry of Healthy (MOH) announced on Tuesday (Sep 16). According to MOH, the meeting, held from from Sep 17 to 19, will discuss health issues such as the future direction for…

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