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
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.
Countries that are dedicated to achieving universal health coverage want a scheme that covers all individuals, but covering a full suite of medical services for the entire population is often impractical and would exceed available resources. Tradeoffs are inherent in all coverage schemes, including which services to cover, which populations
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-
Developed by the World Bank Group Global Tobacco Control Program, this tobacco taxation toolkit is geared towards helping economists, public health specialists, researchers, and others to analyze the economic and public health issues surrounding tobacco taxation in order that they can provide direct information and recommendations to policymakers, especially in
Financing and Payment Models for Primary Health Care: Six Lessons from JLN Country Implementation Experience
In most countries, primary health care (PHC) providers are the first point of contact that most people have with the larger health care system. Primary health care is accessed the most by patients and can have the greatest impact on health outcomes compared with other parts of the system. However,
Financing of Universal Health Coverage and Family Planning: A Multi-Regional Landscape Study and Analysis of Select West African Countries
This report aims to raise awareness about the role that the reform of public health laws can play in advancing the right to health and in creating the conditions for people to live healthy lives. By encouraging a better understanding of how public health law can be used to improve
A Patient-Centered Plan for Near-Universal Coverage and Permanent Fiscal Solvency.
This report give policy recommendations for approaches from the HIV response that UHC efforts can adapt and repurpose. It focuses on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) because the HIV response has been concentrated there and because UHC strategies may be most catalytic in these setting. The report also offers guidance for aligning programs in settings with a high HIV burden.
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 below 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 only touches on a few of the project's most widely applicable, biggest-picture conclusions.
Understanding demand for family planning and reproductive health services through 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 in 2008 to promote equitable access to health services through the private
Utilization of National Health Insurance for Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services by the Urban Poor in Uttar Pradesh, India
The first e-learning course on health financing policy for universal health coverage has now been launched.