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Women and Girls Drive Countries toward Universal Health Coverage

By Sarah McKee
March 7, 2019 Thumbnail
The theme for International Women’s Day 2019 is “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change,” a clear recognition that without women’s experiences and perspectives being heard and understood, equity and universal health coverage (UHC) will not be achievable. Thinking you can create a health care system that equitably meets the…[ Read More ]

PHC Self-Assessment Tool – Path to PHC Reforms – Deliberation Workshop in Chennai, India

By Sireesha Perabathina, ACCESS Health International
December 14, 2018 Thumbnail
The Joint Learning Fund (JLF) supported a three day joint workshop from November 12-14, 2018, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The purpose of the workshop was to share experiences adapting and implementing the Primary Healthcare (PHC) Self Assessment Tool developed the Joint Learning Network (JLN) for Universal Health Coverage. The…[ Read More ]

A UHC Day Message from the JLN Convener

By Modupe Ogundimu, JLN Convener
December 12, 2018 Thumbnail
Dear Friends, On behalf of the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN), I would like to extend a heartfelt, “Happy Universal Health Coverage Day,” to you. Today, December 12, 2018, marks the first time that UHC Day will be officially celebrated as a United Nations day of observance,…[ Read More ]

Using Health Data to Support UHC: New Case Studies

By Anna Shaw, PATH
December 10, 2018 Thumbnail
Governments are increasingly turning to data to help guide them in the development and strengthening of Universal Health Coverage. Health data has the potential to influence policies and programs that can increase the accessibility and quality of services, enable better financial management, and identify new efficiencies within the health system.…[ Read More ]

11 JLN Lessons for Aligning Health Benefits Policies to Achieve UHC

By Aaron Pervin, Results for Development; Dr. Kamaliah Noh, JLN and Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences, Malaysia
November 7, 2018 Thumbnail
On October 25, the Health Benefits Policy (HBP) Collaborative hosted a webinar, “Health Benefits Policies: Lessons, Country Assessments and Guide.” The webinar focused on taking a health systems approach to designing and implementing a health benefits package. The event was moderated by JLN Primary Health Care (PHC) Initiative facilitators Aaron…[ Read More ]
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Using Health Data to Support UHC: New Case Studies

By Anna Shaw, PATH
December 10, 2018 Thumbnail
Governments are increasingly turning to data to help guide them in the development and strengthening of Universal Health Coverage. Health data has the potential to influence policies and programs that can increase the accessibility and quality of services, enable better financial management, and identify new efficiencies within the health system.…

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11 JLN Lessons for Aligning Health Benefits Policies to Achieve UHC

By Aaron Pervin, Results for Development; Dr. Kamaliah Noh, JLN and Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences, Malaysia
November 7, 2018 Thumbnail
On October 25, the Health Benefits Policy (HBP) Collaborative hosted a webinar, “Health Benefits Policies: Lessons, Country Assessments and Guide.” The webinar focused on taking a health systems approach to designing and implementing a health benefits package. The event was moderated by JLN Primary Health Care (PHC) Initiative facilitators Aaron…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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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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