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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…[ Read More ]

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…[ Read More ]

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,…[ Read More ]

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…[ Read More ]

Vertical Integration as a Strategy to Address NCDs

By Paul Molloy, Aceso Global
May 22, 2018 Thumbnail
The rapid increase of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – including cancer, diabetes and heart disease – is a new and formidable challenge facing health systems around the world. Driven by aging populations and changing lifestyles, NCDs require health systems to treat patients in a fundamentally different way. Patients with NCDs need…[ Read More ]
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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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Vertical Integration as a Strategy to Address NCDs

By Paul Molloy, Aceso Global
May 22, 2018 Thumbnail
The rapid increase of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – including cancer, diabetes and heart disease – is a new and formidable challenge facing health systems around the world. Driven by aging populations and changing lifestyles, NCDs require health systems to treat patients in a fundamentally different way. Patients with NCDs need…

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Learning from Empanelment in Ghana

By Lina Stolyar, Ariadne Labs
May 18, 2018 Thumbnail
Empanelment, sometimes referred to as rostering, is a process that assigns responsibility for the delivery of promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative care for individuals and populations to specific health care facilities, teams or providers. Although elements of empanelment are implemented in health systems across the globe, there is no universally…

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JLN Countries Explore the Effective Use of Data

By Jacqui Deelstra, PATH
May 11, 2018 Thumbnail
Having high quality health care and health insurance data readily available – and knowing how to use it for planning and decision-making – are key goals for countries working toward universal health coverage (UHC). From April 4-6, 2018, 30 practitioners from 10 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas gathered…

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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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Kenya Hosts JLN Meetings on Health Financing

By Dr. Kenneth Munge; Joseph Githinji; Esther Wabuge, JLN Kenya CCG Coordinator
March 27, 2018 Thumbnail
In February 2018, Kenya, along with teams from the World Bank and the Center for Global Development, hosted two JLN learning exchanges in Nairobi as part of the network’s Revisiting Health Financing technical initiative. The learning exchanges on Fiscal Policy for Public Health and Leveraging Existing Resources for Efficiency (the…

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Special Announcement: Call for Expression of Interest for JLN Network Manager

By JLN Network Coordinator
March 12, 2018 Thumbnail
The EOI is now closed. 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…

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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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