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Advances in Health Finance & Governance: Knowledge and Learning Briefs

  The Advances in Health Finance & Governance Knowledge & Learning Brief Series is designed to highlight learning and lessons from the HFG project in nine core areas: domestic resource mobilization, strategic health purchasing, health financing strategies, expanding coverage through health insurance, financial data for decision making, governance, institutional capacity building, workforce and efficiency, and building […]

How Guinea’s Government Is Collaborating to Improve Health Care

National Assembly and Ministry of Health work together in rare move  “Members of Parliament are not fully equipped in budget analysis. This training … will enable us to better fulfill our mission of controlling government actions and passing laws in defense of the interests of the people.” May 2017—In Guinea, a country that has some […]

Smoothing Painful Bumps on the Path to Universal Health Coverage: Strengthening Governance for Quality Care

On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, USAID’s Health Financing and Governance Project (HFG) organized with USAID’s Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) project, the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN), and the World Health Organization (WHO) a special learning event entitled, “Smoothing Painful Bumps on the Path to Universal Health Coverage: Strengthening […]

Bauchi State Legislators Advocate for Increased Spending on Health

Government spending for health in Nigeria is suboptimal, leading to unacceptably high rates of out-of-pocket expenditure for health- estimated at 70% of total health expenditure. This situation is partly a result of chronic underfunding of the health sector, as well as inefficiencies in the release and management of funds. In response to this, the USAID’s […]

Governance to Improve the Quality of Health Services: A Research Agenda

Improving the quality of patient-centered health services is at the heart of delivering on the promise of universal health coverage (UHC) and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The WHO’s Framework on integrated people-centered health services  frames five strategies to achieve quality people-centered care, including creating an enabling environment that strives for quality improvement and […]

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Quality of Health Service Consensus Statement

As nations work to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the quality of health care must not be overlooked. Good governance plays a critical role in ensuring and improving health care quality. The Consensus Statement on Strengthening Governance to Improve the Quality of Health Service Delivery (“the Statement”) was conceived […]

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Strengthening Governance for Improved Health Sector Performance

Resource Type: Brief Authors: Peter Vaz, Altea Cico, Jeremy Kanthor, Sharon Nakhimovsky and Ffyona Patel Published: May 2018 Resource Description: While the importance of governance in health systems is recognized, its contribution to improving health sector performance and outcomes is still under debate. USAID’s Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project supported country governments to both integrate governance in […]

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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Better Health Governance, Better Health Systems: The Evidence

On November 14th – 15th, HFG partnered with USAID’s Office of Health Systems (OHS), and the World Health Organization (WHO) to host a meeting on Better Health Governance, Better Health Systems: The Evidence in Washington, DC. This meeting was part of the Marshalling the Evidence Initiative, launched in September 2016, aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of the […]

Accountability, Health Governance, and Health Systems: Uncovering the Linkages

Resource Type: Report Authors: Derick W. Brinkerhoff, David Jacobstein, Jeremy Kanthor,  Dheepa Rajan and Katie Shepard Published: November 2017 Resource Description: This report presents findings and analysis related to accountability, its connections to health governance, and links to health system performance. As part of a series on governance interventions that contribute to health system performance, this report aims to […]

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