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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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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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Summary Report - “Strategic purchasing: an emerging agenda for Africa”

The workshop assembled a diverse group of 30 people, such as country policy makers, managers, researchers and policy analysts, from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, DRC, Egypt, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, Chad, Tunisia as well as from development partners (Swiss Development Cooperation, the Alliance, MSH). The workshop started

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Financing for health: where there’s a will…

On Aug 23, WHO quietly released a report that should be essential reading for all. Coming 15 years after the Abuja Declaration by African governments to commit to spending 15% of annual domestic budgets on health, concludes with a stark analysis: “For every US$100 that goes into state coffers in Africa,

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Health Financing Working Paper No 1 - Spending Targets for Health: No Magic Number

This paper provides evidence which supports the message that all countries can make progress towards UHC, including those with very low levels of public spending on health. 

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Public Financing for Health in Africa: from Abuja to the SDGs

The report argues that public expenditure management needs to be re-considered if countries are to close the gap between the current rules, conditions and practices of health expenditure and what is required to move towards UHC.

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Health Systems Evidence

Comprehensive, searchable, free database for health systems evidence. 

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