These three 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
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
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.
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.
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.
Financing of Universal Health Coverage and Family Planning: A Multi-Regional Landscape Study and Analysis of Select West African Countries
Community-based health insurance (CBHI) is much debated as a way of tackling the challenge of providing access to health care for the poor in developing countries without worsening their economic situation. Proponents argue that CBHI schemes can be effective for reaching a large number of poor people who would
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
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Many countries have identified Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as the goal for their health systems, and health financing reforms are at the core of strategies to move in this direction. While there is no one “best” financing strategy that applies in every context, this chapter synthesizes both theory
In recent years, the World Health Organization’s “Cube Diagram” has been widely used to illustrate the policy options in moving toward Universal Health Coverage. The Cube has become a globally recognized visual representation of health system reform choices, with its axes deﬁned by: (1) the services
Senegal has been implementing various forms of health insurance (private, public, and community-based) for decades. Renewed political will has energized the use of community-based health insurance (mutuelles de santé) as a key element in the government’s push for Universal Health Coverage (UHC)
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