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Beyond Production: Using Health Financing Information to Inform Decisions that Improve Health Systems

Resource Type: Brief Authors: Karishmah Bhuwanee, Stephen Musau and Heather Cogswell Published: April 2018 Resource Description: Health financing information, such as information on a country’s health spending, health costs, and efficiency, is vital to making informed decisions about national health systems. Yet, while good-quality information is available to many ministries of health, there is great variability among […]

Better Health? Composite Evidence from Four Literature Reviews

Resource Type: Report Authors:  Health Finance and Governance Project Published: March 2018 Resource Description: The Marshaling the Evidence secretariat agreed that a cross-cutting synthesis paper was necessary to frame the work in the wider context of governance in health systems, drawing distinctions and consensus across all four TWG papers. Members of the secretariat, some of whom also were […]

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Building Institutional Capacity for Stronger Health Systems

Resource Type: Brief Authors: Sara Bennett and Fred Rosensweig Published: April 2018 Resource Description: Without strong national institutions, health systems strengthening is likely to fail. While institutional capacity development is integral to strengthening health systems and transitioning to self-reliance, it can be difficult to deliver effectively. The experience of the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project […]

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Developing & Implementing Health Financing Strategies

Resource Type: Brief Authors: Marty Makinen, Jonathan Cali and Yann Derriennic Published: March 2018 Resource Description: Low- and middle-income countries are developing health financing strategies to map out how they will pay for universal health coverage. This brief discusses three activities that are valuable for producing sound strategies: convening multi-sectoral committees to oversee the strategy […]

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Making the Most of the Health Workforce

Resource Type: Brief Authors: Sarah Dominis, Kate Greene and Ffyona Patel Published: March 2018 Resource Description: Achieving country commitments to universal health coverage requires maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of the health workforce. The Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project supported country governments to optimize the quality and efficiency of the health labor market through […]

Myanmar Strategic Purchasing 5: Continuous Learning and Problem Solving

Resource Type: Publication Authors: Alex Ergo, Daniel Crapper, Dr. Han Win Htat and Dr. Phyo Myat Aung Published: February 2018 Resource Description: This is the fifth in a series of briefs examining practical considerations in the design and implementation of a strategic purchasing pilot project among private general practitioners (GPs) in Myanmar. This pilot aims to […]

Myanmar Strategic Purchasing 4: Introducing Performance-Based Incentives

Resource Type: Publication Authors: Alex Ergo, Daniel Crapper and Han Win Htat Published: January 2018 Resource Description: This is the fourth in a series of briefs examining practical considerations in the design and implementation of a strategic purchasing pilot project among private general practitioners (GPs) in Myanmar. This pilot aims to start developing the important functions […]

Cost of HIV and Tuberculosis Services at Health Facilities in Cambodia

Resource Type: Report Author: Benjamin Johns and Kouland Thin Published: November 2017 Resource Description: This report summarizes the cost of providing HIV/AIDS and TB services at health facilities in Cambodia. It presents a detailed and comprehensive approach to assessing the costs of these services, although it has some limitations, which are discussed in detail in the main report. […]

Landscape Analysis of Incentive Structures of Village and Mobile Malaria Workers in Cambodia

Resource Type: Report Author: Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project Published: February 2018 Resource Description: This landscape analysis was commissioned by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to clarify the range of incentive mechanisms used, and identify ways to improve the program’s effectiveness, sustainability, and alignment with other community health worker (CHW) programs in Cambodia. […]

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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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