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NEWS January 14, 2022

Rehabilitation and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Webinar

JLN Network Manager

Did you know that one third of the world’s population needs rehabilitation at some point in the course of their illness or injury? Yet rehabilitation is often underprioritized in countries’ health systems and UHC strategies. In early 2022, the Health Systems Strengthening Accelerator is partnering with the JLN to launch a webinar that will bring together UHC and rehabilitation leaders to exchange country experiences with rehabilitation, including how (or whether) it is integrated in service delivery, conversations around UHC, and COVID-19 pandemic responses.

NEWS January 10, 2022

Revisiting Alcohol Pricing Policies for Healthier Lives

JLN Network Manager

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.

NEWS January 6, 2022

The Benefits and Challenges of Developing and Revising Health Benefits Packages: Insights From Technical Experts in Eleven Low- and Middle-Income Countries

JLN Network Manager

Over the last twenty years, many low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) have begun to develop health benefits packages (HBPs), which are lists of prioritised services or interventions funded with public monies as part of plans to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

NEWS November 29, 2021

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

JLN Network Manager

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.

NEWS September 8, 2021

Earmarking in Ghana: Impacts on the Financial Sustainability of the National Health Insurance Scheme

JLN Network Manager

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 and implement one of the best-known public insurance schemes in the region.