Archive | Announcements RSS feed for this section

Capital Investment in Health Systems: What is the latest thinking?

Capital investment in health typically refers to large expenditures in construction of hospitals and other facilities, investment in diagnostic and treatment technologies, and information technology platforms. These investments are characterized by their longevity and they are critical to efforts to improve healthcare quality and efficiency. Contrary to developed countries where there is well documented experience […]

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 […]

Costing of Community-Level HIV Services in Barbados: Final Report

Resource Type: Report Authors: Dr. Sophie Faye, Chisa Cumberbatch, and Altea Cico Published: September 2017 Barbados is currently experiencing tight fiscal constraints due to the slowdown of economic growth coupled with the fact that as a high-income country, it now no longer qualifies for concessional loan arrangements and grants from development partners. The President’s Emergency Plan for […]

HFG Impact Study Shows Majority of First Cohort of Deployed Nurses and Midwives Practicing Task Sharing in Cote d’Ivoire  

In 2018, the USAID Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project supported the Ivoirian Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene (MHPH) to conduct an impact study on the implementation of nurse-initiated ART.  As a first step towards this intervention, the government of Cote d’Ivoire approved HIV task sharing for nurses and midwives in 2015 and mandated […]

Measuring Institutional and Technical Capacity for Health Accounts In-Country

While supporting over 20 countries with expenditure tracking, the HFG resource tracking team wanted to understand how institutional and technical capacity for Health Accounts was changing. This would help to target technical assistance to each country. HFG developed a “Health Accounts Capacity Assessment” tool to measure the growth in Health Accounts capacity in countries that […]

Webinar: Defining Institutional Arrangements when Linking Financing to Quality in Health Care

As countries work towards achieving universal health coverage (UHC), maintaining and improving quality of care remains a major priority. Payers are key actors in health governance structures and have powerful tools at their disposal to influence quality. Strengthening the roles and clarifying the responsibilities of the payer(s) and improving their collaboration with other quality stakeholders is […]

¿Qué cantidad de medicamentos antirretrovirales necesita un país?

Estimación y programación de medicamentos Para alcanzar los objetivos de la estrategia 90-90-90, es esencial que un país tenga disponibilidad suficiente de medicamentos antirretrovirales (ARV) y otros productos para el VIH, tales como pruebas diagnósticas y condones. En la República Dominicana, donde el Gobierno se encuentra inmerso en el proceso de descentralización de su red […]

How Many ARV Medications Does One Country Need? Turns Out, It’s Complicated

To achieve the 90-90-90 goals, it is essential that a country has a sufficient availability of antiretroviral (ARV) medication and HIV commodities, such as diagnostics and condoms. In the Dominican Republic (DR), where the government is in the midst of decentralizing its health services network and expanding access to treatment, knowing exactly how much to […]

Back to Top