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Governing for Better Quality Health Care in Low and Middle Income Countries: Promising Practices

Resource Type: Technical Brief Authors: Altea Cico, Kelley Laird, Lisa Tarantino and Sharon Nakhimovsky Published: September 2018 Resource Description: This technical brief provides policy makers in low and middle income countries (LMIC) with an innovative way to view and exercise their governance role in the health system to improve the quality of health services. It is a departure […]

Maximizing Human Capital by Aligning Investments in Health and Education

Resource Type: Technical Brief Authors: Linda Schultz, Laura Appleby, Lesley Drake Published: September 2018 Resource Description: This paper identifies five key messages: The scale of the contribution of human capital to national economic growth and stability has been significantly under-recognized; Effective human capital development requires synergistic investment in health and education across the life course; There are critical failures in […]

Developing a Framework for Setting Health Service Tariffs in Botswana: Final Report

Resource Type: Technical Brief Authors: Jose Carlos Gutierrez and Ric Marshall Published: September 2018 Resource Description: An important step in transitioning from passive purchasing to strategic purchasing is creating explicit purchasing mechanisms; this requires defined units of service that can be assigned a cost and value. As a continuation of the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project and […]

Technical Brief: Strategic Purchasing Approaches for the Tuberculosis Hospital System in Ukraine

Resource Type: Technical Brief Authors: Olga Zues, Alexandr Katsaga, Sara Feinstein, Barton Smith, and Sarah Dominis Published: September 2018 Resource Description: The Health Finance and Governance Project (HFG), funded by the United States Agency for International Development-funded (USAID), worked closely with national and regional partners to develop strategic purchasing approaches for TB hospitals in the country and […]

Lessons Learned for Strengthening Early Infant Diagnosis of HIV Programs

Resource Type: Report Authors: Chris Cintron, Allyson Fernandez Knott, Victor Mudhune Published: September 2018 Resource Description: Early infant diagnosis (EID) testing of HIV-exposed infants is an essential step to initiating lifesaving treatment for HIV-positive infants and preventing mother-to-child transmission for HIV-negative infants. Whether infected in utero, at birth, or in the months thereafter via breastfeeding, infants who […]

HFG Work in Haiti

Haiti’s health system continues to operate in a fragile state following the earthquake of 2010, the subsequent cholera epidemic, and the presence of a myriad of donor programs with limited incentive for coordination. Finite domestic resources and governance volatility only serve to make the situation more complex. The governments of the United States and Haiti […]

Strategic Purchasing of Health Care Services in Botswana

Resource Type: Publication Authors: Tihomir Strizrep Published:  August 2018 Resource Description: This report provides a set of recommendations to the Government of Botswana for establishing a roadmap for the implementation of primary health care (PHC) financing reform and to support efforts aimed at achieving effective and sustainable universal health coverage in Botswana.

Fiscal Space and Financing for National Health Insurance in Botswana

Resource Type: Publication Authors: Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Project Published: September 2018 Resource Description: This brief summarizes the main findings and policy implications of a Fiscal Space Analysis conducted by HFG (Jefferis 2018). The purpose of the analysis is to contribute to the policy dialogue concerning NHI in Botswana by estimating the potential revenue […]

Trinidad and Tobago Health Accounts 2015

Resource Type: Brochure Authors: Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Health Published: August 2018 Resource Description: The following resources summarizes the background, key findings, and policy recommendations of Trinidad and Tobago’s Health Accounts estimation for the fiscal year 2015 (October 2014 – September 2015). This was Trinidad and Tobago’s first Health Accounts exercise which estimated health […]

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