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Myanmar Strategic Purchasing Brief Series

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

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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

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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. 

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Regulation of Private Primary Health Care

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.

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Health Benefits Policies: Lessons, Country Assessments and Guide

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

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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

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World Hospitals and Health Services Journal – UHC Special

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-

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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,

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Primary Health Care (PHC) Measurement for Improvement Indicator Inventory

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

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Does the operations of the NHIS in Ghana align with the goals of PHC?

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

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Utilization of National Health Insurance for Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services

Utilization of National Health Insurance for Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services by the Urban Poor in Uttar Pradesh, India

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Impact of Health Systems Strengthening on Health

USAID’s Office of Health Systems commissioned this report from the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Project to better understand the effects of health systems strengthening interventions on health status and its proxies (service utilization, quality service provision, uptake of healthy behaviors, and financial protection). 

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Engaging the Private Sector in PHC to Achieve UHC: Advice from Implementers to Implementers

What is it? Advice from Implementers to Implementers is a practical manual that contains step-by-step guidance along with real-world examples and case studies to help facilitate public-private sector engagement around primary health care (PHC).   The first two modules of the Manual provide practical guidance on Initial Communications and

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UHC Primary Health Care Self-Assessment: Summary Report from Four Country Pilots

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

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Landscaping of Primary Healthcare in India

This landscape review of primary care services in India documents the state of primary care delivery and highlights a handful of initiatives that can inform the design of a future system. The study comprised a desk review of published and grey literature, as well as interviews and visits with nearly

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