COVID-19 Surfaces New Directions for Old Challenges: Three Lasting Ways to Improve Global Health Procurement
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 the […]
Business as Unusual or Back-to-the-Future: COVID-19 and Healthcare System Integration
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 […]
The Vital Role Provider Payment Mechanisms Play in Pandemic Preparedness
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.
Responding to COVID-19 while Maintaining Essential Health Services
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 […]
The Path Toward UHC May Look Different in Each Country, but the Lessons that Emerge can be Universal
The term “global community” may, at first, seem paradoxical.