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NEWS December 23, 2020

Addressing the Noncommunicable Diseases Burden through Increased Access to Primary Health Care

JLN Network Manager

Each year, approximately 41 million deaths or 71% of all deaths globally can be attributed to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), with three quarters of global NCD deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The epidemiological and demographic transitions that LMICs are facing is resulting in higher incidence of NCDs and more resources being consumed by […]


Leveraging Existing Systems to Respond Effectively to the COVID-19 Pandemic

JLN Network Manager

The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred a flood of innovation and technological advancements – an unprecedented amount of collaboration has occurred between individuals, communities, and organizations aspiring to curate and scale promising innovations. As vital as it is to forge a new path and to embrace creative solutions, it is as imperative to leverage the foundational […]

NEWS August 5, 2020

COVID-19 Surfaces New Directions for Old Challenges: Three Lasting Ways to Improve Global Health Procurement

JLN Network Manager

Julia Kaufman, Janeen Madan Keller, Prashant Yadav, and Kalipso Chalkidou co-authored this post, which originally appeared on the Center for Global Development’s website.   Effective and efficient procurement of health products—medicines, diagnostics, and devices—is a critical function of all strong health systems. The pandemic has exacerbated long-standing challenges—as highlighted by a recent CGD Working Group—in […]

NEWS July 10, 2020

Business as Unusual or Back-to-the-Future: COVID-19 and Healthcare System Integration

Jerry La Forgia

Co-authored by Jerry La Forgia, Kiran Correa, and Madeleine Lambert. This post originally appeared on the Aceso Global website. COVID-19 has upended health systems globally, with uncertain implications for the future of healthcare and beyond. What is certain, however, is that all healthcare systems undoubtedly face a “new normal” in their journey to achieve universal […]

NEWS June 18, 2020

The Vital Role Provider Payment Mechanisms Play in Pandemic Preparedness

Allyson English

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, policymakers, health system managers, and frontline providers are working tirelessly to slow the spread of illness, effectively treat those who have been diagnosed, and do what they can to protect broader social systems during lockdown.

NEWS May 22, 2020

Responding to COVID-19 while Maintaining Essential Health Services

JLN Network Manager
Infographic save the date for June 4, 2020 Get to Know the NODE event

On May 1, 2020, the Steering Group of the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) approved the launch of a new COVID-19 Network for Open Dialogue and Exchange (NODE) to support countries in accessing, sharing, and discussing COVID-19-related knowledge. This new initiative will expand the network’s ability to respond quickly to countries’ needs […]