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As part of the Advances in Health Finance and Governance series watch the live technical exchange on strategic health purchasing at the Washington Learning Center in Arlington, Virginia. This event will: Discuss the knowledge around strategic health purchasing and the elements needed to implement it effectively Explore country experiences from Moldova, Myanmar, and the U.S. […]

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Unleashing the Potential of Strategic Purchasing

Resource Type: Brief Authors: Cheryl Cashin, Rena Eichler, Lauren Hartel Published: February 2018 Resource Description: If used effectively, strategic purchasing can enable a country’s health system to make the best use of available resources to serve the needs of its people and improve health outcomes, making it an attractive tool for countries working to achieve universal health […]

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Collaborating for Regional Sustainable Financing for Family Planning

“Investing in Family Planning is the gift that keeps on giving” – HFG’s Dr. Chris Atim during his presentation on mobilizing domestic resources for family planning. Together with the HP+, SHOPS Plus, PACE, and SIFPO2 projects, HFG led several sessions at a regional meeting titled, “Attaining Sustainable Financing For Family Planning In Sub-Saharan Africa” which […]

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Building an Understanding of Universal Health Coverage in Bangladesh

Going into its sixth year in Bangladesh, HFG has successfully supported various activities focused on raising awareness of universal health coverage (UHC) and driving momentum for achieving UHC in Bangladesh. These activities focus on investing in health systems that put people at the center, increasing political will and citizen demand, and drawing learnings from diverse […]

HFG presents results of baseline assessment of 11 HIV clinics

In December 2017, HFG Dominican Republic presented the results of a baseline assessment of 11 specialized HIV clinics, called Comprehensive Care Services, at a workshop organized by the Dominican National Health Service (SNS). These HIV clinics offer free or inexpensive health care, including testing and antiretroviral treatment. The analysis highlighted the performance of the HIV […]

HFG initiates support for operationalization of India’s Family Planning Logistics Management Information System

The Government of India (GoI) is placing a strategic focus on improved family planning (FP) service provision, to which end it has introduced new contraceptives into the public health system and taken initiatives to secure better monitoring and, importantly, ensure commodity security at the facility level. The launch of a new software—the Family Planning Logistics Management […]

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HFG Series: Advances in Health Finance & Governance

HFG’s Advances in Health Finance & Governance series is designed to highlight learning and lessons from the HFG project in nine core areas: domestic resource mobilization, strategic health purchasing, health financing strategies, expanding coverage through health insurance, financial data for decision making, governance, institutional capacity building, workforce and efficiency, and building understanding for universal health […]

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Advancing Health Systems Podcast

  Welcome to the “Advancing Health Systems in low- and middle-income countries” Podcast. This podcast mini-series is part of the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project, a large health system strengthening project funded by USAID and led by Abt Associates. This series will explore topics in health finance and governance, and delve into how and […]

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Better Health Governance, Better Health Systems: The Evidence

On November 14th and 15th, USAID’s Office of Health Systems (OHS), the World Health Organization (WHO), with the support of the Health Finance and Governance Project (HFG) hosted an event, “Better Health Governance, Better Health Systems: The Evidence” in Washington, DC. This follows the Marshalling the Evidence initiative, launched in September 2016, with the objective […]

Routine Data Quality Assessments in Haryana, India: Rounds 1 & 2 Summary Report

Resource Type: Report Authors: Kauser, Alia, Jordan Tuchman, Anthony Leegwater, VJ Rao and Amit Phogat Published: August 2017 Resource Description: This report is a summary of the routine data quality assessment (RDQA)  in Haryana, India. The results generated through its application has demonstrated that administering routine data assessments in the state can facilitate improvements in data quality. […]

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