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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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Making Provider Payment Mechanisms More Strategic Policy & Research Brief

Drawing on the experiences of countries in Africa and Asia, this policy and research brief, created in partnership with the Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Center (SPARC) and the Resilient and Responsive Health Systems (RESYST) consortium, identifies strategies to avoid or overcome obstacles to implementing strategic provider payment mechanisms to advance universal health coverage.

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The Triple Win: Rethinking Public Private Partnerships for Universal Healthcare

The global picture of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in healthcare is tipping on its head. Following more than 15 years of expansion and innovation in high-income health systems, enabling in some markets the largest renewal of healthcare infrastructure in their history, PPP appears to be a declining force. At the same time,

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Building from the HIV Response toward Universal Health Coverage - PLOS Medicine

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.

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Understanding demand for family planning and reproductive health services through the India

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

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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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Spending targets for health: no magic number

Absolute levels of public funding are critical to progress towards universal health coverage (UHC). However, health systems vary significantly in what they can achieve for a given level of spending.

In a new analysis of core health service coverage rates relative to public spending on health, in 83 low and middle income countries, variation is particularly evident at levels below PPP $40 per capita (public).

While a range of non-health system factors influence a country’s performance, this analysis demonstrates the importance of focusing not only on raising more revenues for health, but also on ensuring available funds are spent efficiently. 

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The Development of Community-Based Health Insurance in Rwanda: Experiences and Lessons

The study is one of a set of three pieces of work supported by The Rockefeller Foundation to help strengthen the Community Based Health Insurance (CBHI) program in Rwanda.  Rwanda has been recognized as having the most successful community-based health insurance (CBHI) scheme in sub-Saharan Africa and, indeed, one

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Technical Brief: The Development of Community-Based Health Insurance in Rwanda

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

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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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Universal Health Coverage By Design

Policy brief describes how UHC is gaining momentum with ICT investments.

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The Path to Universal Health Coverage in Kenya: Repositioning the role of the NHIF

This brief is a part of the IFC's Smart Lessons Series. The document outlines the World Bank's work with Kenya's NHIF to develop a reform agenda and advise on a strategic review of the organization.

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Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies: Policy Brief on Quality of Care

Asia Pacific region have directed attention to the problem of low quality care, and the need for strategies to improve and regulate Quality of Care (QOC).

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Universal Health Coverage in the Southeast Asia Region

This special issue of the WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health on universal health coverage (UHC) documents original research, as well as country experience, analysing these for broader application. Importantly, most studies have been developed in collaboration with ministries of health, in a direct effort to inform policy decision

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Equity-Oriented Monitoring in the Context of Universal Health Coverage

Monitoring inequalities in health is fundamental to the equitable and progressive realization of universal health coverage (UHC). A successful approach to global inequality monitoring must be intuitive enough for widespread adoption, yet maintain technical credibility. This article discusses methodological considerations for equity-oriented monitoring of UHC, and proposes recommendations for monitoring

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