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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 ]

Joint Learning and Planning What’s Next for JLN’s PHC Initiative

By Emma Willerton and Cicely Thomas, Results for Development
January 4, 2018
The need to strengthen primary health care is gaining momentum with countries across the globe as they tackle a milieu of challenges with rising health costs, emergence of non-communicable diseases, and growing population demand. Members of the JLN’s Primary Health Care (PHC) technical initiative working together to co-develop the how-to’s…[ Read More ]

Global Recognition for the JLN at the UHC Forum in Tokyo

By JLN Network Coordinator
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Steering Group representatives from the JLN celebrated the progress of JLN member countries and shared the benefits of the joint learning approach toward health for all at this year's Universal Health Coverage Forum, a historic event to galvanize collective action toward universal health coverage and mark UHC Day, held December 12-15…[ Read More ]

Devex: 5 Ways to Make Progress Towards Universal Health Coverage

By Rozita Halina Tun Hussein, Amanda Folsom, Dr. Somil Nagpal
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[This opinion piece was originally published on In this op-ed, JLN Convener Rozita Halina Tun Hussein, World Bank Health Specialist Somil Nagpal, and JLN Network Coordinator Lead Amanda Folsom share five key insights that JLN member countries have learned about making universal health coverage a reality in their respective…[ Read More ]
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Governance Strategies to Improve Quality of Health Care Services

By JLN Network Coordinator
August 22, 2017
Who is responsible for ensuring quality in health care? How are governments incentivizing continuous improvement in the quality of health care services? How does the provision of quality health care align with health financing and payment strategies? On August 9-11, 2017, 35 policymakers and practitioners from 10 countries gathered in…

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Eight Countries Outline a Framework for Strategic Communications for UHC

By JLN Network Coordinator
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Since February 2017, the JLN, in partnership with the USAID’s Health Finance and Governance Project (HFG), has been working with eight countries to share expertise and best practices for effective strategic communications and stakeholder engagement to support universal health coverage (UHC) policy reform efforts. Countries participating in the Stakeholder Communications…

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Bangladesh’s Promising UHC Future

By Syed M. Ahmed, Director of the Centre of Excellence for Universal Health Coverage, Bangladesh
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Syed M. Ahmed, Professor and Director of the Centre of Excellence for Universal Health Coverage in Dhaka, Bangladesh speaks with Timothy Grant Evans, Senior Director of Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice at the World Bank  Despite the characterization as a “weak, fragmented and poorly resourced” health system, Bangladesh demonstrated…

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JLN Shares Learning on Engaging the Private Sector in Primary Health Care

By JLN Network Coordinator
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The Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) Private Sector Engagement Collaborative, a group of JLN member countries working together under the Primary Health Care initiative, shared learnings from their co-developed manual in a webinar on July 7, 2017. The webinar was organized in partnership with Health Systems Global.…

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Impact of Medical Audits Learnings on Nigeria’s Health System

By Dr. Uchenna E. Ewelike, JLN country member and Head of Standards & Quality Assurance (South-East Zone), NHIS Nigeria
June 14, 2017
Background: Medical audit systems are crucial to quality improvement in patient care and systems efficiency. But many countries struggle with the complexities of establishing or strengthening their audit systems. The JLN initiated the Medical Audits learning collaborative, leveraging South Korea’s advances in the area as a resource for building capacity…

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Nigeria Announces Subnational JLN for Universal Health Coverage

By JLN Network Coordinator
August 11, 2017 Thumbnail
The Government of Nigeria is extending the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage sub-nationally to assist its states in addressing the challenges in implementing health care financing reforms. Using the model of practitioner-to-practitioner learning of the global JLN, the network will connect practitioners and policymakers across states and between…

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JLN Community Mourns Senegal UHC Champion Cheikh Mbengue

By JLN Network Coordinator
July 26, 2017 Thumbnail
The Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) is deeply saddened by the loss of Cheikh Mbengue, Director General of Senegal's Universal Health Coverage Agency and tireless advocate for universal health coverage (UHC) in Senegal and around the world. Mr. Mbengue was an integral part of Senegal's representation within JLN; spearheading…

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Learning Updates from the Primary Health Care Initiative

By JLN Network Coordinator
July 21, 2017 Thumbnail
Aligning universal health coverage (UHC) efforts with primary health care (PHC) objectives is a high priority for many JLN member countries. This past March, the JLN's Primary Health Care Initiative held workshops in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on Private Sector Engagement (PSE) and Health Benefits Policy (HBP), two key components to strengthening…

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Nigeria: FG, partners plan to engage 200,000 village health workers on PHC revitalisation

By World Stage Group
March 6, 2017
The Federal Government and Development Partners are concluding plans to scale up voluntary/village Health workers to create demand for immunization, antenatal care and other PHC services. This is in line with the Federal Government agenda on Primary Health Care Revitalization. Currently, Nigeria has about 17,000 of such voluntary Community Mobilizers,…

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A Single Bracelet Does Not Jingle

By Ousmane Fay - Global Health Now
March 6, 2017 Thumbnail
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a country beleaguered by years of civil war, official corruption and mismanagement, and civil apathy, the path to building a strong health system is challenging. One initiative, focused on building up community-level care, has shown success—but without more support from the Congolese…

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