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NewsNovember 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.

NewsSeptember 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.

NewsSeptember 6, 2021

Adaptation and Implementation Case Studies

JLN Network Manager

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.

NewsAugust 31, 2021

Report on the Webinar on COVID-19 Preparedness and Response in Kenya; “Experience Sharing by the National Level and the Counties”

JLN Network Manager

Report on the Webinar on COVID-19 Preparedness and Response in Kenya; “Experience Sharing by the National Level and the Counties” Date: Friday, May 15th 2020 Background In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is facing an unprecedented economic and health crisis. Since its first confirmed COVID-19 case, Government has since given directives and […]

NewsJuly 11, 2021

Rethinking Pandemic Prevention, Surveillance and Management

JLN Network Manager

The Joint Learning Network’s Innovations to Prepare for the Next Pandemic   Authored by the Patient Pathways During Pandemics: COVID-19 and Beyond learning exchange team at Aceso Global.   The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated many of the vulnerabilities and weaknesses that have existed in healthcare systems for decades. As of June 2021, the […]

NewsMay 28, 2021

Country Pairings: A new collaborative learning modality deepening engagement with country practitioners

JLN Network Manager

In 2020, the JLN Primary Healthcare (PHC) Financing and Payment collaborative pushed the boundaries of traditional webinar group-based learning and tested a more intimate and in-depth collaborative learning modality: country pairings. This modality pairs two or three countries with a specific interest in a topic – one that may not be a widely shared interest across the collaborative – to probe deeper into the implementation experience of the resource country and discuss details that are relevant to their countries. In this blog, we highlight three country pairings and share overarching lessons implementing this modality.

EventsApril 21, 2021

Webinar: Coordinating Multi-sectoral, Multi-level Pandemic Responses

JLN Network Manager

Join us on April 27, 2021 to learn about some of the ways countries are coordinating their national COVID-19 responses.

NewsApril 19, 2021

Health Earmarking in the Philippines

JLN Network Manager

The Philippines started its path toward universal health coverage (UHC) in 1969 with the creation of an early Medicare health insurance scheme, where direct payments were made to accredited providers or to patients for reimbursement. After decades of implementation, more than half the population remained without health coverage, prompting the creation of the Philippines Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) in 1995—a parastatal entity tasked with managing delivery of a costed benefits package to all citizens through a mix of premiums, user fees, and government subsidies for the poor. PhilHealth has progressively expanded to cover a greater number of services for larger segments of the population, with Sin Taxes providing an avenue to drive expansion in fiscal space for health.