Latest blogs and news articles.

Leveraging Health Data to Inform Policy Change

By JLN Network Coordinator
March 12, 2018
In a world inundated with information, health systems practitioners increasingly face the challenge of persuading policymakers to use health data in their policy decisions. Yet for countries on the path to strengthening their health systems with limited budgets, health expenditure data can serve as a vital input for diagnosing systems…[ Read More ]

Taxes for Better Health: Making the Case in the Joint Learning Network

By Patricio V. Marquez, Somil Nagpal, and Lydia Ndebele; The World Bank
March 12, 2018
Adam Smith, the 18th-century social philosopher and political economist renowned as the father of modern economics, observed in his seminal work, The Wealth of Nations, that “sugar, rum, and tobacco are commodities which are nowhere necessaries of life, [but] which are ... objects of almost universal consumption, and which are…[ Read More ]

Key Findings from the Tracking UHC: 2017 Global Monitoring Report

By Ishani Desai, Results for Development
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Over half the world’s population lacks access to essential health services. More than 800 million people spend more than 10 percent of their household budget on health, and nearly 100 million people are pushed into extreme poverty each year due to high health-related out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditures. The Tracking Universal Health…[ Read More ]

Five Country Insights on Using Data for Improvement in Primary Health Care

By Dr. Kamaliah Mohamad Noh, Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences and Chloe Lanzara, Results for Development
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The 30 practitioners from 13 countries across Latin America, Africa and Asia who gathered in Hanoi, Vietnam this September convened in the pursuit of a shared goal: achieving universal health coverage for their country’s citizens through strengthening their primary health care systems. Primary health care (PHC) is foundational to creating…[ Read More ]

World Leaders Reiterate their Commitment to UHC at the 72nd UNGA

By JLN Network Coordinator
September 20, 2017
International efforts to advance universal health coverage (UHC) has made great progress over the last decade. But the journey has just begun and the success is vulnerable. Keeping the political momentum alive in countries, along with sustained investment from donor countries and international organizations and action from civil society organizations…[ Read More ]
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Special Announcement: Call for Expression of Interest for JLN Network Manager

By JLN Network Coordinator
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The Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) is preparing to embark on its next phase with a long-term strategic plan that defines the 2022 vision for the network. As the JLN continues to evolve with a growing membership base and technical offerings, the five-year strategy aims to ensure…[ Read More ]

Two New Collaboratives Under Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria

By JLN Network Coordinator
March 7, 2018
The Government of Nigeria hosted a three-day workshop in January 2018 to officially launch two technical collaboratives under the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria (NJLN) and provide an opportunity for states to engage in experience sharing and joint problem-solving around identified priority topics.   The NJLN, initiated…[ Read More ]

JLN Recognized as a UHC2030 Partner

By JLN Network Coordinator
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The close of 2017 saw a significant gathering of countries and development partners to galvanize the universal health coverage (UHC) movement of ensuring access to quality and affordable essential health services, medicines and vaccines for all. Convening at the UHC Forum, organized by UHC2030, World Bank, WHO, UNICEF and JICA…[ Read More ]

Vertical Integration with Expanded Roles for Hospitals

By Gerard La Forgia and Paul Molloy, Aceso Global
January 23, 2018
For the global UHC community, the idea of people-centered integrated health services has resonated widely as being pivotal to achieving UHC and to truly ensure that no one is left behind. The entailing shift from health systems designed around diseases and health institutions towards health systems designed around needs of…[ Read More ]

The JLN Welcomes Three New Countries, Marking 30 Members

By JLN Network Coordinator
January 17, 2018
The Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) is pleased to announce three new members to the network: Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), Lebanon and South Africa. Recognized for their commitment to pursuing universal health coverage for their citizens, the three new member countries will contribute their own unique knowledge…[ Read More ]
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