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Leveraging the power of purchasing organizations to improve quality

By Pierre Barker
August 4, 2011
With the idea first seeded at the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) workshop in Manesar, India in February 2010, and formally introduced at the recent workshop in Mombasa on Expanding Coverage to the Informal Sector, the JLN is excited to move forward with plans for a technical track…[ Read More ]

Maximizing cross country learning through interaction: Designing the Expanding Coverage Workshop

By Ritu Shroff
July 8, 2011
The Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) frequently uses workshops, often topically focused, for its member countries to exchange and share experiences, and reflect on effective practices and approaches that they can apply in their own settings. Early this year, the JLN Network Coordinator contacted me to seek guidance on the June…[ Read More ]

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…[ Read More ]

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…[ Read More ]

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…[ Read More ]
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