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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…[ Read More ]

Compassion: An Integral Component of Health Care Systems

By Nana Mensah Abrampah, Melissa Kleine-Bingham, Heather Anne Harmon, Samantha Ferguson
April 13, 2018
In February 2013, the publication of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry catalyzed the emergence of a new paradigm for health professionals and health systems: healing requires more than treatment of a disease – it requires person-centered, compassionate care. Since then, the concept of “compassion” has ricocheted throughout…[ Read More ]

No Shortcuts, Only a Long Journey to UHC

By JLN Network Coordinator
April 9, 2018 Thumbnail
For 70 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) has focused its efforts to draw attention to and cure the world of debilitating diseases and maladies, from polio and smallpox to depression and diabetes. This year, the WHO has directed the world’s attention to a more fundamental and basic human right…[ Read More ]

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…[ Read More ]

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…[ Read More ]
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Compassion: An Integral Component of Health Care Systems

By Nana Mensah Abrampah, Melissa Kleine-Bingham, Heather Anne Harmon, Samantha Ferguson
April 13, 2018
In February 2013, the publication of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry catalyzed the emergence of a new paradigm for health professionals and health systems: healing requires more than treatment of a disease – it requires person-centered, compassionate care. Since then, the concept of “compassion” has ricocheted throughout…

[ Read More ]

No Shortcuts, Only a Long Journey to UHC

By JLN Network Coordinator
April 9, 2018 Thumbnail
For 70 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) has focused its efforts to draw attention to and cure the world of debilitating diseases and maladies, from polio and smallpox to depression and diabetes. This year, the WHO has directed the world’s attention to a more fundamental and basic human right…

[ Read More ]

Leveraging Health Data to Inform Policy Change

By JLN Network Coordinator
March 16, 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…

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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 14, 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…

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Key Findings from the Tracking UHC: 2017 Global Monitoring Report

By Ishani Desai, Results for Development
January 25, 2018 Thumbnail
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…

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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…

[ Read More ]

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…

[ Read More ]

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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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…

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