The Who, What and How of Paying for Universal Health Coverage
In 2019, the JLN Provider Payment Mechanisms Technical Initiative developed a podcast miniseries as a joint learning modality to create an accessible learning tool that captures country insights and experiences in the voices of implementers. Season One described the core building blocks of strong provider payment – improving benefit packages, costing to improve the design of provider payment, and utilizing provider payment to achieve health system goals.
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Targeted Technical Support: JLN Country Core Group and the Decentralization of Nigeria’s Social Health Insurance
Health financing reform environment in Nigeria. Decades of health system underperformance driven largely by low public expenditure (Table 1) fueled momentum for the 2014 passage of the National Health Act (NHAct)—a legal framework to allocate additional resources for the health sector and define roles and responsibilities of stakeholders involved in achieving universal health coverage (UHC).
Launched over a decade ago, the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) has grown to be a community of practitioners and policymakers from 34 countries around the world who engage in practitioner-to-practitioner learning. Through the network, countries find practical solutions to their shared challenges in achieving universal health coverage.
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...