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Defining Institutional Arrangements when Linking Financing to Quality in Healthcare in Ghana Stakeholder Engagement Workshop

June 21, 2017 – As countries work towards achieving universal health coverage (UHC), expanding access to health services while maintaining and improving quality of care remains a major priority.  Poor quality of care can prevent countries from achieving the desired improvements in health outcomes and lead to unnecessary costs. Delivering high-quality health services requires ongoing […]

HFG Vietnam develops projects models for HIV funding

USAID’s Health Finance & Governance (HFG) project has provided long-term technical assistance to Vietnam Social Security (VSS) and Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control (VAAC) to develop projection models forecasting revenues and expenditures for the country’s Social Health Insurance (SHI) fund as well as SHI obligations for HIV services. After several years of close collaboration and […]

HFG Leads Assessment of Comprehensive HIV Care Sites in the Dominican Republic

HFG Dominican Republic conducted an assessment of 12 Comprehensive HIV Care sites (SAI per the Spanish acronym), alongside staff from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Dominican National Health Service (SNS), the Center for Comprehensive Education and Research (COIN), and the Advancing Partners and Communities project (APC). In the Dominican Republic, […]

HFG Promotes the Use of Cost-Effective Medicines in Dominican Republic

With the guidance of the Health Financing and Governance Project (HFG), the government of the Dominican Republic released the seventh version of the Basic Framework of Essential Medicines in June 2018. The Basic Framework of Essential Medicines defines the medicines and commodities that must be in stock and accessible to all Dominicans through the public […]

HFG Bangladesh Closes

June 27, 2018 – HFG Bangladesh organized it’s end of project event on June 25, 2018 titled ‘Advancing Health Financing and Governance in Bangladesh: Sharing Lessons from USAID’s HFG Project’. The event included a wide range of stakeholders, partners, and collaborators including high officials of Government of Bangladesh, USAID, academia, civil society, and others. The […]

HSFR/HFG Conducts Regional End of Project Events in Ethiopia

June 27, 2018 – The Health Sector Financing Reform/Health Finance & Governance Project in Ethiopia, which is ending in September 2018, conducted regional End of Project events in the month of June. The events, attended by high level regional officials, including health and finance bureau heads and representatives from regional councils, as well as other […]

The Sokoto State Contributory Healthcare Management Scheme (SOCHEMA) becomes law

How a nation finances its health care delivery system could be a clear indicator in assessing the premium placed on its people’s health. As a critical component of development, the health sector requires adequate funding. The financing of Nigeria’s health care delivery system is mainly through tax revenue, out-of-pocket payments or user fees, donor funding […]

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