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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…[ Read More ]

15 Countries Launch a Guide for Using Data to Improve PHC

By Allyson English, Chloe Lanzara, Samuel Chukwuemeka Obasi, Khaleda Islam, Koku Awoonor-Williams, Isabel Maina, Kamaliah Noh
July 27, 2018 Thumbnail
The Primary Health Care (PHC) Measurement for Improvement collaborative has released Measuring the Performance of Primary Health Care: A Practical Guide for Translating Data into Improvement, a toolkit for practitioners, health system managers and policymakers to support better collection and use of PHC data to improve system performance. Developed in…[ Read More ]

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…[ Read More ]

Ukraine to Overhaul Provider Payments Guided by JLN’s Costing Manual

By Olena Doroshenko and Lydia Ndebele, the World Bank
July 17, 2018 Thumbnail
Ukraine’s parliament passed a legislative package in October 2017 to provide citizens with full payment of health care services and medications as required in its health care guarantees program. As part of the forthcoming comprehensive health financing reforms, Ukraine’s Ministry of Health is implementing the use of Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRG)…[ Read More ]

Aligning Health Financing with Primary Health Care: Sudan Turns to JLN Tool

By Dr. Eiman Hag, Dr. Ahmed Babiker, Bishnu Bahadur Thapa, Lydia Ndebele, Mohammed Alfatih Hassan Osman
July 16, 2018 Thumbnail
Ensuring delivery of primary health care (PHC) services for all is arguably the fastest and most efficient route to reaching universal health care (UHC), a goal that Sudan is firmly pursuing under the leadership of its committed government. The country’s National Health Sector Strategy prioritizes the implementation of PHC interventions…[ Read More ]
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15 Countries Launch a Guide for Using Data to Improve PHC

By Allyson English, Chloe Lanzara, Samuel Chukwuemeka Obasi, Khaleda Islam, Koku Awoonor-Williams, Isabel Maina, Kamaliah Noh
July 27, 2018 Thumbnail
The Primary Health Care (PHC) Measurement for Improvement collaborative has released Measuring the Performance of Primary Health Care: A Practical Guide for Translating Data into Improvement, a toolkit for practitioners, health system managers and policymakers to support better collection and use of PHC data to improve system performance. Developed in…

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Ukraine to Overhaul Provider Payments Guided by JLN’s Costing Manual

By Olena Doroshenko and Lydia Ndebele, the World Bank
July 17, 2018 Thumbnail
Ukraine’s parliament passed a legislative package in October 2017 to provide citizens with full payment of health care services and medications as required in its health care guarantees program. As part of the forthcoming comprehensive health financing reforms, Ukraine’s Ministry of Health is implementing the use of Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRG)…

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Aligning Health Financing with Primary Health Care: Sudan Turns to JLN Tool

By Dr. Eiman Hag, Dr. Ahmed Babiker, Bishnu Bahadur Thapa, Lydia Ndebele, Mohammed Alfatih Hassan Osman
July 16, 2018 Thumbnail
Ensuring delivery of primary health care (PHC) services for all is arguably the fastest and most efficient route to reaching universal health care (UHC), a goal that Sudan is firmly pursuing under the leadership of its committed government. The country’s National Health Sector Strategy prioritizes the implementation of PHC interventions…

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How to Effectively Communicate for UHC: Eight Countries Release a Practical Guide

By Dr. Nneka Orji-Achugo, Somto Mbelu, Dr. Leizel Lagrada, Betty Cox, Emma Willerton
June 14, 2018 Thumbnail
Universal health coverage (UHC) has become a unifying movement for global health reform. Today, public health officials in most low- and middle-income countries are designing and implementing strategies that aim to accelerate progress toward UHC and global compacts are in place to galvanize change. With all this momentum for change,…

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JLN Countries Share Governance Practices for Quality Care

By JLN Network Coordinator
June 11, 2018 Thumbnail
When it comes to universal health coverage (UHC), ensuring access and coverage to essential health services isn’t enough. When patients visit a doctor or receive emergency care, the quality of care matters for health outcomes.   To support learnings around quality, the USAID-funded Health Finance and Governance Project, in partnership…

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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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Smart Health Purchasing: Interact with JLN Countries at UHC Financing Forum

By JLN Network Coordinator
April 18, 2018 Thumbnail
Purchasing the right mix of health care services is often a complex challenge for ministries of health. At this year's UHC Financing Forum, an annual conference hosted by the World Bank and USAID, JLN country practitioners from Kenya, Malaysia and Mongolia will discuss how to get health purchasing right for…

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JLN Kenya to Align with National UHC Agenda

By Dr. Kenneth Munge; Joseph Githinji; Esther Wabuge, JLN Kenya CCG Coordinator
March 30, 2018 Thumbnail
Kenya has marked 2018 with a national drive to realize universal health coverage (UHC). President Uhuru Kenyatta’s economic development agenda, unveiled last year at his inaugural re-election speech, includes UHC among “The Big Four” – the four major focus areas the government will prioritize over the next five years. The…

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JLN Member Spotlight: Dr. Nneka Orji-Achugo

By JLN Network Coordinator
June 19, 2018 Thumbnail
Dr. Nneka Orji-Achugo is a public health physician and health economist working with Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) in the Department of Health Planning Research and Statistics. As the UHC focal officer at the FMOH, she is committed to improving health care delivery in resource-constrained settings. Dr. Orji also…

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