Strong primary health care (PHC) is vital to achieving universal health care (UHC). As countries work toward UHC, they recognize that the public sector alone cannot provide all necessary comprehensive PHC services to cover country populations and that countries need to engage and effectively steward both the public and private health sectors. The JLN’s Private Sector Engagement Collaborative has been sharing experiences and knowledge and compiling practical advice to support effective stewardship of the private sector.
Measuring the Performance of Primary Health Care: A Practical Guide for Translating Data into Improvement
Globally, there is growing agreement that primary health care (PHC), with its ability to address up to 90 percent of a population’s diverse health needs, is central to the achievement of UHC. The JLN Primary Health Care Measurement for Improvement collaborative is a network of delegates
The Strategic Communication for Universal Health Coverage Practical Guide and Planning Tool equips UHC and health policy champions and implementers with actionable guidance on how to develop a comprehensive strategic communication plan tailored to different stakeholder groups to achieve a specific UHC objective. Realizing UHC requires deliberate, tailored communication strategies
As universal health coverage (UHC) gains momentum in more countries, the need for practical information on how to strengthen health systems and expand coverage has emerged as a vital global priority. The UHC special issue of the World Hospitals and Health Services Journal includes reviews of UHC progress in low-
The Primary Health Care (PHC) Measurement for Improvement Collaborative was launched in partnership with the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI) in April 2016, with the goal of developing practical tools and approaches to improve country-level measurement of PHC performance, address priority measurement gaps, and develop strategies for better utilization
Does the operations of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Ghana align with the goals of Primary Health Care? Perspectives of key stakeholders in northern Ghana The aim of this study was to get a better understanding of how Ghana’s health insurance institutions interact with stakeholders and
The Africa Health Markets for Equity (AHME) partnership is a $60 million investment by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK Department for International Development (UKaid) under the aegis of the Harnessing Non-State Sector for Better Health for the Poor (HANSHEP) programme, to increase the use of quality essential
Improving the quality of patient-centered health services is paramount to delivering on the promise of universal health coverage (UHC). Many countries seek to expand access to affordable care, but ensuring quality of care during and after significant UHC reforms is recognized as a key challenge (JLN 2013). In a survey of
The JLN 2016 Global Meeting was held in Putrajaya, Malaysia from July 20th – 22nd, 2016, hosted by the Ministry of Health of Malaysia. The focus of the 2016 JLN Global Meeting was on building strong health systems to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) with an emphasis on strengthening integrated, peoplecentered health systems
The UHC Primary Health Care Self-Assessment Tool was designed as a rapid diagnostic instrument for practical policy opportunities in the health system to improve the relationship between health financing and PHC efforts. Four JLN Member countries adapted and piloted the Tool in their countries and documented their experiences in detailed
Malaria is a major cause of disease burden and poverty in Ghana and is the number one cause of morbidity and mortality of children under 5, making universal access to appropriate interventions for all populations at risk of malaria in Ghana a key health sector goal. Ghana’s National Health
From modest growth of mutual health organization (MHO) schemes to a rapidly scaled-up and centralized national program, Ghana holds a wealth of lessons in ways to raise revenue, pool health and financial risk, and organize purchasing from public and private providers. These lessons include the politics of navigating health finance
Community Health Financing as a Pathway to UHC: Synthesis of Evidence from Ghana, Ethiopia & Senegal
In about half of all countries in sub-Saharan Africa, 40 percent or more of the total health expenditure (THE) comes from household out-of-pocket payments. In fact, out-of-pocket health expenditure was less than 20 percent of THE in 2012 in only 10 of 47 countries (Sambo et al., 2013). Against this backdrop, universal
This case study is one in a series of 12 country case studies, developed by the JLN Population Coverage technical initiative, that explore the different approaches countries have taken to cover the poor, vulnerable, and informal sector populations to achieve universal health coverage.
Webinar on lessons related to covering the non-poor informal sector and their families in Africa.