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How to Improve Efficiency through Systematic Priority Setting

By Y Ling Chi, International Decision Support Initiative; Reem Hafez, World Bank; and Danielle Bloom, World Bank
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This post was originally published on the World Bank's Investing in Health blog. On March 1-2, 2019, the Efficiency collaborative co-located with the Domestic Resource Mobilization collaborative in Delhi, India. This fourth in-person collaborative meeting focused on two workstreams: systematic priority setting and measurement and information. Systematic Priority Setting WorkstreamThe…[ Read More ]

Mobilizing Domestic Resources for Health

By Ajay Tandon, World Bank; Maria Eugenia Bonilla-Chaicin, Global Financing Facility; and Danielle Bloom, World Bank
April 23, 2019 Thumbnail
This post was originally published on the World Bank's Investing in Health blog. The Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM) collaborative cohosted its recent meeting with the Efficiency Collaborative on February 27-28 in New Delhi, India. This was the third in-person meeting of the DRM collaborative. OverviewIndia was the host and catalyst for the…[ Read More ]

Congratulations to Five New Full Members

By JLN Network Manager
March 15, 2019 Thumbnail
The Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) Network Manager congratulates Bahrain, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Morocco, and South Africa on achieving full membership in the network. With this achievement, these five countries further demonstrate their commitment not only to advancing universal health coverage (UHC) in their own country, but…[ Read More ]

“Empanelment = Core of PCIC, PCIC = Huge”

By Ariadne Labs and Qualis Health
March 11, 2019 Thumbnail
“Empanelment = core of PCIC, PCIC = huge” So said one of the participants of the Person-Centered Integrated Care (PCIC) collaborative’s third workshop, held February 13–15, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand. The workshop was led by Ariadne Labs and Qualis Health and graciously hosted by Mahidol University, through Dr. Borwornsom Leerapan,…[ Read More ]

Women and Girls Drive Countries toward Universal Health Coverage

By Sarah McKee
March 7, 2019 Thumbnail
The theme for International Women’s Day 2019 is “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change,” a clear recognition that without women’s experiences and perspectives being heard and understood, equity and universal health coverage (UHC) will not be achievable. Thinking you can create a health care system that equitably meets the…[ Read More ]
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PHC Self-Assessment Tool – Path to PHC Reforms – Deliberation Workshop in Chennai, India

By Sireesha Perabathina, ACCESS Health International
December 14, 2018 Thumbnail
The Joint Learning Fund (JLF) supported a three day joint workshop from November 12-14, 2018, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The purpose of the workshop was to share experiences adapting and implementing the Primary Healthcare (PHC) Self Assessment Tool developed the Joint Learning Network (JLN) for Universal Health Coverage. The…

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Using Health Data to Support UHC: New Case Studies

By Anna Shaw, PATH
December 10, 2018 Thumbnail
Governments are increasingly turning to data to help guide them in the development and strengthening of Universal Health Coverage. Health data has the potential to influence policies and programs that can increase the accessibility and quality of services, enable better financial management, and identify new efficiencies within the health system.…

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11 JLN Lessons for Aligning Health Benefits Policies to Achieve UHC

By Aaron Pervin, Results for Development; Dr. Kamaliah Noh, JLN and Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences, Malaysia
November 7, 2018 Thumbnail
On October 25, the Health Benefits Policy (HBP) Collaborative hosted a webinar, “Health Benefits Policies: Lessons, Country Assessments and Guide.” The webinar focused on taking a health systems approach to designing and implementing a health benefits package. The event was moderated by JLN Primary Health Care (PHC) Initiative facilitators Aaron…

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Delivering Health for All through Joint Learning

By Greg Olson
October 12, 2018 Thumbnail
We all know that working on UHC is a long and complicated endeavor,” said Modupe Ogundimu, the convener of the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) Steering Group, “While it is possible for these goals to be brought together in a high-functioning system, it requires thorough knowledge and…

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What Works in Regulating Private Primary Health Care? New Practical Guidance from Six JLN Countries

By Cicely Thomas, Emma Willerton, Dr. Kamaliah Noh, Jeanna Holtz
September 14, 2018 Thumbnail
Strong primary health care (PHC) is vital to equitably improve health outcomes and achieve universal health coverage (UHC). However, to make progress toward UHC, countries recognize that the public sector alone cannot provide all necessary services, including essential primary healthcare services, to everyone – and that the private sector is…

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A UHC Day Message from the JLN Convener

By Modupe Ogundimu, JLN Convener
December 12, 2018 Thumbnail
Dear Friends, On behalf of the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN), I would like to extend a heartfelt, “Happy Universal Health Coverage Day,” to you. Today, December 12, 2018, marks the first time that UHC Day will be officially celebrated as a United Nations day of observance,…

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The JLN Welcomes its Newest Members – Myanmar and Ukraine

By Elvira Felix
September 17, 2018 Thumbnail
JLN Welcomes New Members: Myanmar and Ukraine The Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) welcomes Myanmar and Ukraine as its newest members, bringing the network’s total member countries to 33. Both Ukraine and Myanmar come on board with strong commitment from their governments to achieving universal health coverage…

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The JLN Welcomes its Newest Member – China

By JLN Network Coordinator
July 30, 2018 Thumbnail
Last month, China officially became the 31st country to join the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN). The application for its associate membership was approved earlier by the network’s Steering Group. China will be represented in the JLN by its National Health and Family Planning Commission, the overarching…

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Special Announcement: The JLN Enters Its Next Phase

By JLN Network Coordinator
July 26, 2018 Thumbnail
The Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) is moving into its next phase of implementation with the launch of its vision and strategy for the next five years. The 2018-2022 strategy and vision underpin the JLN’s transition from a developing learning platform to an established community of practitioners…

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The JLN Announces New Steering Group Leadership

By JLN Network Coordinator
June 19, 2018 Thumbnail
The Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) is pleased to announce its new convener as Modupe Ogundimu, General Manager of Contribution Management at Nigeria’s National Health Insurance Scheme. Ms. Ogundimu has been a distinguished member of the JLN since 2011 and has acted as the network’s co-convener since…

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