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Working with Nigerian policymakers to share lessons on national health insurance

By Nkem Wellington
August 10, 2011
Health Systems 20/20 features Health economist Dr. Hong Wang and the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN)  workshop "Expanding Coverage to the Informal Sector" held in Mombasa, Kenya in June 2011. Health economist Dr. Hong Wang did not come to the“Expanding Coverage to the Informal Sector” workshop to share a chapter from…[ Read More ]

Information Technology as a tool for health insurance schemes

By Kate Wilson
August 5, 2011
Information technology (IT) represents an important tool in running an effective health insurance scheme. Information systems play an important role in: Enabling the identification and enrollment of under-served populations Facilitating the accurate and efficient processing of claims, benefiting governments and care providers alike Harnessing data to improve the long-term policies…[ Read More ]

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 ]
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