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Governing Quality in Health Care on the Path to Universal Health Coverage

As countries work to promote and achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), maintaining and improving quality in health care is emerging as a priority. While research has been conducted on service delivery and financing schemes for UHC, little consolidated knowledge or guidance is available on institutional arrangements and their impact on

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Striving for Universal Health Coverage: Nigeria’s Cross River State Passes Health Insurance Bill

Cross River State (CRS) is taking giant strides towards achieving universal health coverage (UHC) and its vision “to be a leading Nigerian state with prosperous and healthy citizens”.

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Government stewardship of the for-profit private health sector in Afghanistan

This article describes and analyses more than 8 years of government and donor efforts to establish and improve Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) stewardship over the for-profit health sector. This was a MoPH-led endeavour supported mainly by USAID, the World Bank and the EU involving hundreds of internal and external actors

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Using Health Data to Improve Universal Health Coverage Case Studies

Three case studies examining the use of data for chronic disease management, financial management, and claims data utilization to improve universal health coverage.

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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: Country Assessments

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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Advancing the right to health: the vital role of law

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

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From Innovation to Implementation – eHealth in the WHO European Region (2016)

The report gives case examples to illustrate success stories in countries and the practical application of e-health in various settings

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Governing for Quality Health Care

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

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Mexico’s path towards the Sustainable Development Goal for health

Background The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal for health (SDG3) poses complex challenges for signatory countries that will require clear roadmaps to set priorities over the next 15 years. Building upon the work of the Commission on Investing in Health and published estimates of feasible global mortality SDG3 targets, we analysed

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Ghana’s NHIS: Ensuring Access to Essential Malaria Services with Financial Protection

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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Alternative Financing Strategies for Universal Health Coverage

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

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Ethiopia’s Community-based Health Insurance: A Step on the Road to Universal Health Coverage

In the last 10 years, Africa has witnessed a renewed interest in Community-based Health Insurance (CBHI) schemes as countries leverage communities to expand risk-pooling coverage to informal sectors and the rural population. CBHI schemes, also known as mutual health organizations, are not-for-profit mechanisms of health financing grounded in principles of solidarity

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Political Winds Blow a New Life into Senegal’s Mutuelles de Santé

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) 

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