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Essential Health Services and Health Benefit Plans in Ethiopia: A Case Study

This case study is part of the Essential Health Services Country Snapshot Series. Resource Type: Case Study Authors: Adam Koon, Jenna Wright Published: June 2017 Resource Description: Priority setting is a key function of health systems that seek to achieve universal health coverage. The Essential Health Services Package (EHSP) explicitly prioritizes certain services; government-sponsored health benefit plans […]

In Bangladesh, Dialogue on Stakeholder Roles in Moving Closer to Universal Health Coverage

The movement towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is gaining momentum in Bangladesh—especially following the approval of the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—with a clear mandate for UHC, and strong political commitment from the highest echelon of the government. Key initiatives that testify to this commitment include the Health Care Financing Strategy 2012–2032, Bangladesh Health Workforce Strategy 2015, National Social Security Strategy […]

Pathways to Universal Health Coverage: Lessons from Government-Sponsored and Community-Based Health Insurance Schemes in India

Resource Type: Brief Authors: The Health Finance and Governance Project Published: February 2017 Resource Description: India’s health sector continues to be challenged by overall low levels of public financing and disproportionate reliance on private resources. High out-of-pocket (OOP) spending by households, almost 60 percent of total health expenditure, restricts access to quality health care for many low-income families […]

Implementation Research Jaminan Kesehatan Nasional Policy

Resource Type: Infographic Authors: The Health Finance and Governance Project, Indonesia Implementation Research, and the Center for Healthy Policy & Management Published: June 2017 Resource Description: This infographic describes the 2016 study on how to assess JKN regulations in primary care that have been implemented at district level, particularly regulations on capitation fund management. Capitation is a prospective payment […]

Essential Packages of Health Services in 24 Countries: Findings from a Cross-Country Analysis

Resource Type: Report Authors: Jenna Wright, Jeanna Holtz Published: June 2017 Resource Description: Every country has finite resources for providing health care to its citizens. Policymakers are faced with a need to determine where to target limited resources. Explicitly prioritizing certain health care services and technologies can enable low- and middle-income countries to reach key development and public health goals […]

Navigating the Health Financing Challenge in India: Lessons from Mutuals, Cooperatives, and Community-based Organizations

This brief examines a study on the relevance of diverse mutuals, cooperatives, and community-based organizations (MCCOs) in India’s health insurance landscape and identifies the factors that hinder their expansion as well as the strategies that can propel their growth. Lessons learned and the role MCCOs play in strengthening the country’s financial protection system are presented.

Haryana Health GIS: Leveraging Technology to Strengthen Evidence-based Decision Making in Public Health

This brief describes the partnership between the Government of Haryana and the HFG project to enhance the quality and use of data to improve the public health system’s practice and performance. The need is imperative for Haryana, which paradoxically continues to lag on child and maternal health indicators despite being a fast-growing, economically strong state […]

Actuarial Analysis Related to Development of Vietnam’s Social Health Insurance Benefit Package

This is the executive summary of a report that documents Actuarial Analysis related to the development of a Basic Health Service Package (BHSP) for Social Health Insurance (SHI) in Vietnam. It attempts to answer the following key questions: What is the disease burden based on cost for SHI in Vietnam? What are the top five […]

Presentation: Engaging Non-State Actors in Governing Health – the Key to Improving Quality of Care?

USAID’s Health Finance and Governance (HFG) and the Joint Learning Network hosted an hour-long webinar on Wednesday, May 3rd, on engaging non-state actors in governing quality of care. The webinar presented in-country examples of private sector contributions in governing health quality — providing technical inputs on policy development, monitoring health service delivery, and promoting accountability […]

Strengthening National Leadership of Burundi’s HIV and AIDS Response

This brief describes the process of strengthening the organizational capacity of the Ministry of Health’s HIV/AIDS program (PNLS) in Burundi from 2013 to 2016. The story of this activity is a remarkable one. In the course of the three years, PNLS went from an ineffective and weak organization to being selected as the Global Fund […]

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