These six briefs examine the practical considerations in the design and implementation of a strategic purchasing pilot project among private general practitioners (GPs) in Myanmar. This pilot will start developing the important functions of, and provide valuable lessons around, contracting of health providers and purchasing that will contribute to the
The Open Health Data Dictionary (OpenHDD) is a collaborative, web-based, open-source application aimed at developing and sharing common data definitions and data dictionaries. This brochure gives an overview of how OpenHDD works and who is using it.
As countries work to promote and achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), maintaining and improving quality in health care is emerging as a priority. While research has been conducted on service delivery and financing schemes for UHC, little consolidated knowledge or guidance is available on institutional arrangements and their impact on
This paper explores a growing trend among health care payers to combine a quality measurement initiative with a redesigned provider payment system. It presents a conceptual framework of how provider payment links with quality of maternal health services and analyzes real provider payment systems in low- and middle-income countries
This report complements existing literature on how health reforms can improve the welfare of informal workers, focusing on the 25 countries prioritized for development assistance by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of its Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD) initiative. Given the strong interest in these questions among EPCMD countries, USAID commissioned the Health Finance and Governance project (HFG) to conduct this research and provide recommendations relevant to UHC policy discussions in these countries.
Established in April 1948, the World Health Organization remains the leading agency concerned with international public health. As a division of the United Nations, the WHO works closely with governments to work towards combating infectious diseases and ensuring preventative care for all nations. The events included in the
To celebrate the start of a new year, GNHE has published an assessment of progress towards universal health coverage in another country – Bolivia. The author is Cecilia Vidal Fuertes and her main conclusions are: Bolivia has recently made important progress towards the goal of universal coverage by injecting
Janet Fleischman, senior associate with the Global Health Policy Center at CSIS, speaks with U.S. Ambassador Mark Storella, deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration at the U.S. Department of State, “on the opportunities and challenges of global health diplomacy and how global
Cross River State (CRS) is taking giant strides towards achieving universal health coverage (UHC) and its vision “to be a leading Nigerian state with prosperous and healthy citizens”.
This publication is the result of a renewed collaboration between the OECD and the European Commission under the broader "State of Health in the EU" initiative, designed to support EU member states in their evidence-based policy making.
A report shared by World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) on Implementing Accountable Care to Achieve Better Health at a Lower Cost.
There is a worldwide shortage of health-care workers and the situation is worsening. WHO has forecast an 18 million shortfall by 2030, over twice the 7 million shortfall estimated in 2013.1 The alarm about insufficient staffing levels was raised a decade ago in the World Health Report 2006: Working Together for Health, which described the then global shortage as a “crisis”.2 The situation is even more critical today. What can be done?
A thematic paper shared by Unicef/Chatham House on Accelerating Progress Towards UHC for Women & Children in South Asia, East Asia & the Pacific.
The report shared by the Lancet Global Health on Essential Medicines discusses the priority health-care needs of the population. It examines the essential medicine policies that are crucial to promoting health and achieving sustainable development.