Practitioner Perspectives Blog Series: Earmarking in Ghana

In 2003, Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was established using a set of unique earmarked funding sources to help move the country toward Universal Health Coverage. This funding provided a critical source of domestic revenue that allowed Ghana to remove its previous “cash and carry” system of paying for health services and implement one of the best-known public insurance schemes in the region. This blog post details the structure of the NHIS, multiple DRM reform stages, and the impacts thereof. 

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Bottoms Up: Implementing Alcohol Policies to Raise Revenue and Protect Health

This blog provides an overview of published learnings from alcohol policies, building upon a webinar series hosted by the Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM) Collaborative under the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage.

Over 2.3 billion people globally currently drink alcohol, consuming an average of 33 grams of pure alcohol per day. In parts of Eastern Europe and sub-Saharan Africa, over 60 percent of current drinkers engage in heavy episodic drinking, consuming at least 60 grams of pure alcohol at least once a month. The health consequences of the harmful use of alcohol are significant.

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Adaptation and Implementation Case Studies

Adaptation and Implementation Case Studies

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.

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