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Delivering Health for All through Joint Learning

By Greg Olson
October 12, 2018 Thumbnail
We all know that working on UHC is a long and complicated endeavor,” said Modupe Ogundimu, the convener of the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) Steering Group, “While it is possible for these goals to be brought together in a high-functioning system, it requires thorough knowledge and…[ Read More ]

The JLN Welcomes its Newest Member – Myanmar and Ukraine

By Elvira Felix
September 17, 2018 Thumbnail
JLN Welcomes New Members: Myanmar and Ukraine The Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) welcomes Myanmar and Ukraine as its newest members, bringing the network’s total member countries to 33. Both Ukraine and Myanmar come on board with strong commitment from their governments to achieving universal health coverage…[ Read More ]

What Works in Regulating Private Primary Health Care? New Practical Guidance from Six JLN Countries

By Cicely Thomas, Emma Willerton, Dr. Kamaliah Noh, Jeanna Holtz
September 14, 2018 Thumbnail
Strong primary health care (PHC) is vital to equitably improve health outcomes and achieve universal health coverage (UHC). However, to make progress toward UHC, countries recognize that the public sector alone cannot provide all necessary services, including essential primary healthcare services, to everyone – and that the private sector is…[ Read More ]

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 ]
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Delivering Health for All through Joint Learning

By Greg Olson
October 12, 2018 Thumbnail
We all know that working on UHC is a long and complicated endeavor,” said Modupe Ogundimu, the convener of the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) Steering Group, “While it is possible for these goals to be brought together in a high-functioning system, it requires thorough knowledge and…

[ Read More ]

What Works in Regulating Private Primary Health Care? New Practical Guidance from Six JLN Countries

By Cicely Thomas, Emma Willerton, Dr. Kamaliah Noh, Jeanna Holtz
September 14, 2018 Thumbnail
Strong primary health care (PHC) is vital to equitably improve health outcomes and achieve universal health coverage (UHC). However, to make progress toward UHC, countries recognize that the public sector alone cannot provide all necessary services, including essential primary healthcare services, to everyone – and that the private sector is…

[ 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…

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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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The JLN Welcomes its Newest Member – Myanmar and Ukraine

By Elvira Felix
September 17, 2018 Thumbnail
JLN Welcomes New Members: Myanmar and Ukraine The Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) welcomes Myanmar and Ukraine as its newest members, bringing the network’s total member countries to 33. Both Ukraine and Myanmar come on board with strong commitment from their governments to achieving universal health coverage…

[ Read More ]

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 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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