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Guyana 2016 Health Accounts

Resource Type: Reports, Brief Authors: Guyana Ministry of Public Health Published: September 2018 Resource Description: The Guyana Ministry of Public Health, with the support of HFG, and in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), conducted its first Health Accounts exercise covering the fiscal year 2016 (January 1 – December 31, 2016). Using the System of […]

The Next Frontier to Support Health Resource Tracking

Resource Type: Brief Authors: Rachel Rosen, Karishma Bhuwanee, and Catherine Connor Published: September 2018 Resource Description: Tracking all health resources as expenditures or revenues helps countries understand and improve health system financing and performance. Country governments and partners have made significant investments over the past three decades to strengthen the production and use of health resource […]

Technical Brief: Hospital Drug Expenditures – Estimating Budget Needs at the Regional Level in Ukraine

Resource Type: Technical Report Authors: Sergei Muratov, Alexandr Katsaga, Olga Zues Published: September 2018 Resource Description: Ukraine has recently embarked on health reforms. Transformation of health financing and health services purchasing is a key element of the reform package. To assist the Ministry of Health with its implementation, the USAID Health Finance and Governance Project (HFG) has supported […]

Targeting the Poor for Universal Health Coverage Program Inclusion: Exploring a More Effective Pro-poor, Targeting Strategy

Resource Type: Technical Brief Authors: Hossain Zillur Rahman, Mohammad Abdul Wazed Published: June 2018 Resource Description: Bangladesh has rich experience in implementing a large number of social safety net programs (SSNPs) that rely on targeting as a key operational tool. One priority, which remains significantly under-addressed, is the poverty risk associated with high out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditure on […]

Exploring the Institutional Arrangements for Linking Health Financing to the Quality of Care: Lessons from Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand

Resource Type: Technical Brief Authors: Altea Cico, Adam Koon, Mignote Haile, and Kelley Laird Published: September 2018 Resource Description: As countries accelerate efforts to achieve UHC, ensuring the provision of quality healthcare has emerged as a major priority. Yet, much remains unknown about the structural and functional arrangements that create an enabling environment for quality health care, […]

The health and economic benefits of investing in HIV prevention: a review of global evidence to inform policy dialogue in Vietnam

Resource Type: Technical Brief Authors: Yoriko Nakamura and Michael Chaitkin Published: September 2018 Resource Description: This report aims to inform the discourse on the composition and financing strategy for HIV prevention by synthesizing the global evidence on the health and economic benefits of HIV preventive interventions, highlighting key considerations for Vietnam. Economic evaluations, such as cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit […]

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 […]

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 […]

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