December 10, 2020, 12:30-14:00 UTC The vision for a community of country practitioners working side-by-side to strengthen their health systems and make progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) had its humble roots at a World Health Assembly event in May 2009, when representatives from Ghana, India, Thailand, and Vietnam met to discuss their government-led […]
The current COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be devastating for health systems globally. To slow the spread of the virus and to reduce its toll, country leaders must manage strong systems-focused, multi-sectoral coordination, planning, and monitoring. Countries are asking how to create and manage the cross-sectoral teams needed to mount a coordinated response to the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 term “global community” may, at first, seem paradoxical.