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Resources related to improving access to preventive and promotive primary health care services.

40 Resources

Data Analytics

Effectively use data to inform decision-making.

14 Resources

Delivery System Reform

Implement delivery system reforms to improve access.

15 Resources


The practice of targeting new or existing streams of revenue for health systems, programs, priorities,

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How do we ensure equity?

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Health Workforce

Mobilizing human resources to support universal health coverage.

11 Resources

Improving Quality

New knowledge and tools to address issues of quality in national health schemes.

48 Resources

JLN 2016 Global Meeting: Building Strong Systems to Achieve UHC (Putrajaya, Malaysia)

Access materials from the JLN 2016 Global Meeting: Building Strong Systems to Achieve UHC (Putrajaya, Malaysia).

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JLN Steering Group

Find past resources relating to the JLN Steering Group.

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Knowledge Management

Identifying, documenting and disseminating knowledge to support progress towards universal coverage.

6 Resources

Leadership and Governance

Plans and policies, effective oversight, regulation, motivation, and partnerships for integrated health systems.

23 Resources

Management Information Systems

Data and information exchange is fundamental to running a successful healthcare system.

23 Resources

Member Resources

Find current resources for JLN members.

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Monitoring and Evaluation

Monitoring progress and evaluating results are key functions to improve the operations of health systems.

8 Resources


Technical and policy guidance for health systems reforms.

42 Resources

Pooling Funds

Revenue collection is how health systems raise money.

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Post-2015/Sustainable Development

Information related to the post-2015 development agenda.

9 Resources

Primary Health Care

Resources related to primary health care as the path to achieving universal health coverage.

28 Resources

Priority-setting and Benefits Design

Priority-setting tools to support benefits design.

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Provider Payment Mechanisms

Resources to help design appropriate provider payment systems.

31 Resources

Public-Private Partnership and Engagement

The private sector complements and reinforces the services delivered by the public sector.

16 Resources

Reaching Target Populations

Equitably expanding health coverage to the poor and near-poor, and other disadvantaged or underserved groups.

63 Resources

Revenue Mobilization

Resource mobilization for health systems and interventions from domestic resources.

17 Resources

Strategic Communications

Effective communications plans help educate key stakeholders, build buy-in among different actors, and ensure transparency.

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Strategic Purchasing

Strategic purchasing aims to increase health system performance through the effective allocation of financial resources.

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Scaling up for universal health coverage

The report on essential medicines for universal health coverage (UHC) by the Lancet Commission on Essential Medicines Policies provides a timely contribution to discussions about how improving access to medicines can help achieve UHC.


Achieving Universal Health Coverage - Technology For Innovative Primary Care Education

A report shared by iheed termed "Achieving Universal Health Coverage - Technology For Innovative Primary Care Education". With the many challenges faced on the road to achieving universal health coverage, the report examines how ICT can facilitate the education of PHC Professionals worldwide in order to address the challenges


eHealth in the Region of the Americas: breaking down the barriers to implementation…

In 2005, all WHO Member States committed to working to achieve universal health coverage (UHC), in a collective expression of the belief that all people in need should have access to health services without risk of financial ruin or impoverishment. Working for universal health coverage is a powerful mechanism for achieving


Government stewardship of the for-profit private health sector in Afghanistan

This article describes and analyses more than 8 years of government and donor efforts to establish and improve Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) stewardship over the for-profit health sector. This was a MoPH-led endeavour supported mainly by USAID, the World Bank and the EU involving hundreds of internal and external actors


Focusing on Primary Health to Achieve Universal Health Coverage in India

This report includes an analysis and comparison of government sponsored health insurance programs in India.  It finds the current design of government supported healthcare financing and puts a heavy emphasis on hospital and specialty care, neglecting primary healthcare coverage as an integral part of the health system. This


Health workforce requirements for UHC and Sustainable Development Goals

The World Health Organization (WHO) Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030 sets out the policy agenda to ensure a workforce that is fit for purpose to attain the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This background paper analyzes the quantitative implications of and requirements for its implementation.


Improving the health and welfare of people who live in slums

In the first paper in this Series on Improving the health and welfare of people who live in slums, the writers assess theoretical and empirical evidence and conclude that the health of people living in slums is a function not only of poverty but of intimately shared physical and


Global Report on Urban Health

The report by the World Health Organization (WHO) presents major urban health challenges that would need to be tackled in order to realize a vision for healthier cities. It presents evidence of deprived and high-risk populations within cities as well as possible solutions to control preventable ill-health within them.


Health as the Pulse of the New Urban Agenda: United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable..

Health as the Pulse of the New Urban Agenda: United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, Quito, October 2016 This paper was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) with a focus on why health is important for 21st century cities and why urban development is

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Rethinking Development and Health: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study

The GBD 2015 study shows that, from 1990 to 2015, the world as a whole has been undergoing an epidemiological transition. The nature of that transition is discussed in a brief overview of some key GBD 2015 results. Since the GBD 2015 study’s results consist of over 2 billion estimated data points, this report


Health Systems Research Training Resources

Health systems face constant new challenges. They must maintain a focus on health improvement even as they absorb unexpected shocks, respond to emerging needs and take advantage of new opportunities. This November, Health Systems Research hosts the HSR2016 in Vancouver to push the boundaries of health systems


Institutional Roles and Relationships Governing the Quality of Health Care: Country Experiences

This report documents recent efforts by USAID, the Joint Learning Network (JLN), the World Health Organization (WHO), and USAID’s Health Finance and Governance (HFG) and Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) projects to explore the challenges and successful experiences of governing quality at the


UHC 2030: Building an Alliance to Strengthen Health Systems

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) demonstrate a renewed global commitment to health, underpinned by target 3.8 for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) whereby all people and communities have access to needed quality health services without risk of financial hardship.


Addressing supply side factors to improve family planning and reproductive health services

Addressing supply side factors to improve family planning and reproductive health services in the Indian National Health Insurance Scheme in Uttar Pradesh

The Indian National Health Insurance Scheme, Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY), was launched by the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India in 2008 to promote equitable access to health services through the private and public sectors. This scheme is intended to offer economically disadvantaged families living below the poverty line (BPL) in urban and rural areas access to a pre-specified package of health services including general surgery, general medical care, pediatric care, gynecological care, family planning (FP) and other reproductive health (RH) services, dental, ophthalmology, urology, neurosurgery, and oncology. 


The Visual History of Global Health

A web publication by Max C Roser from Our Wolrd in Data with a visual data analysis of the changes and evolution of global health.