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Universal Health Coverage & Medicines: Considerations for policy decisions

By Anita Wagner
November 9, 2011
This blog is co-authored by Anita Wagner and Dennis Ross-Degnan of the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, and Kwesi Eghan and Jonathan Quick from Management Sciences for Health (MSH). Medicines play a key role in the health of populations. Used appropriately,…[ Read More ]

Do I hear wedding bells?

By Gina Lagomarsino
November 7, 2011
Those of you who manage clinical social franchises…imagine for a moment a world where: You don’t have to rely completely on donor funding. Decisions about your service offerings are made based on the needs of your communities rather than the special interests of donors. The poor coming to your franchisee…[ Read More ]

Provider motivation and quality of care

By Meredith Kimball
November 2, 2011
When we think about universal health coverage, we often define it along three axes: breadth – the proportion of people who enjoy coverage, depth – the range of services included, and height – the proportion of costs covered. Though increasing access to a number of services is a critical step…[ Read More ]

Touring Pandya Memorial Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya

By Christina Synowiec
August 23, 2011
At the Mombasa workshop on expanding coverage, participants had the opportunity to participate in four site visits of Kenyan medical facilities, including one private and one public facility. Touring Pandya Memorial Hospital, a not-for-profit private facility located on the coast of Mombasa, I was struck by the similar sets of…[ Read More ]

Site visit to Coast Provincial General Hospital

By Meredith Kimball
August 15, 2011
At the Mombasa workshop on expanding coverage, participants had the opportunity to participate in four site visits of Kenyan medical facilities, including one private and one public facility. Having flown in from 12 different countries, participants from Nigeria, Ghana, India, Mali, Bangladesh,Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Rwanda,Thailand and Cambodia joined our Kenyan hosts in Mombasa for a week of learning and exchanging…[ Read More ]
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