Making the Case for Health: A Messaging Guide for Domestic Resource Mobilization
Making the Case for Health: A Messaging Guide for Domestic Resource Mobilization was created following DRM collaborative member country requests for evidence-based arguments that can support communication across the health and finance sectors to make the case for investment in health. The guide has benefitted from the joint participation of health and finance policy makers in distilling and refining these messages to bridge communications in the most effective way possible.
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Country Pairings: A new collaborative learning modality deepening engagement with country practitioners
In 2020, the JLN Primary Healthcare (PHC) Financing and Payment collaborative pushed the boundaries of traditional webinar group-based learning and tested a more intimate and in-depth collaborative learning modality: country pairings. This modality pairs two or three countries with a specific interest in a topic – one that may not be a widely shared interest across the collaborative – to probe deeper into the implementation experience of the resource country and discuss details that are relevant to their countries. In this blog, we highlight three country pairings and share overarching lessons implementing this modality.
The Philippines started its path toward universal health coverage (UHC) in 1969 with the creation of an early Medicare health insurance scheme, where direct payments were made to accredited providers or to patients for reimbursement. After decades of implementation, more than half the population remained without health coverage, prompting the creation of the Philippines Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) in 1995—a parastatal entity tasked with managing delivery of a costed benefits package to all citizens through a mix of premiums, user fees, and government subsidies for the poor. PhilHealth has progressively expanded to cover a greater number of services for larger segments of the population, with Sin Taxes providing an avenue to drive expansion in fiscal space for health.
The use of JLN knowledge products is one clear example of the impact the JLN can have downstream in health systems; by enabling countries to use best-practices from JLN country experience as they work towards long-term health system goals, such as expanding and improving on UHC programs. These case studies profile the use of knowledge products in various settings.