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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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Costs of HIV Viral Load and Early Infant Diagnosis: Forecasting Tool and Manual

Resource Type: Tool Authors: Peter Stegman, Rachel Sanders, Chris Cintron, and Carlos Avila Published: April 2017 Resource Description: The Excel-based spreadsheet tool, developed by USAID’s Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project, can be used to estimate the costs and human resource implications of scaling up HIV viral load monitoring and the use of viral load testing for […]

HFG Toolkit Presentation

The Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Project organized a multi-country workshop to support policymakers from public health and finance agencies in developing concrete action plans for mobilizing domestic resources for health. This presentation on the HFG toolkit addresses gaps in the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Finance relationship. The toolkit presents a set of […]

Tool to Assess Entomological Monitoring, Environmental Compliance, and Vector Control Capacity for the Prevention and Control of Zika and Other Arboviruses

This assessment tool was designed to assess country capacity to conduct Aedes vector control and entomological monitoring activities in five countries in Latin America and the Caribbean – the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, and Honduras. The purpose of the tool is to review capacity strengths and gaps within each of these countries, and […]

Guide d’Introduction a la Professionnalisation des Mutuelles de Sante au Benin

Le Ministère de la santé et ses partenaires techniques et financiers contribuent depuis 1994, à travers plusieurs projets successifs, à l’amélioration de l’accessibilité financière des populations aux soins de santé de qualité par la promotion des mutuelles de santé. Les mutuelles de santé du Bénin ont évolué sans une législation propre. Mais depuis le 26 […]

USAID’s Health Systems Benchmarking Tool (HSBT)

The HSB tool is designed for health system managers and administrators, policy makers, and monitoring and evaluation experts. It can highlight a health system’s strengths and weaknesses, especially when compared against other countries with similar socio-economic, demographic, or gender empowerment characteristics. It focuses on the three Bureau of Global Health priority initiatives by including relevant […]

The Health Finance and Governance Briefing Kit

Getting access to affordable, quality health care is a universal story that touches virtually every family in the world. At the same time, providing quality health services and access to trained health professionals is a challenge for governments. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 150 million people worldwide face “catastrophic expenditure” because of high […]

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