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Scaling up malaria intervention “packages” in Senegal: Using cost effectiveness data for improving allocative efficiency and programmatic decision-making

Resource Type: Journal Article Authors:  Sophie Faye, Altea Cico, Alioune Badara Gueye, Elaine Baruwa, Benjamin Johns, Médoune Ndiop, and Martin Alilio Published: April 10, 2018 Resource Description: Senegal’s National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) implements control interventions in the form of targeted packages: (1) scale-up for impact (SUFI), which includes bed nets, intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy, rapid […]

Using Retained Revenue to Make Quality Improvements at Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital

The Health Sector Financing Reform (HSFR)/HFG project has supported the Ethiopian government to implement a wide range of health care financing reforms. One such reform allows hospitals and health centers to retain revenue collected from patient fees to make quality improvements. In this short video, personnel at Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital located in Bahir Dar, […]

Fewer Tuberculosis Hospitals in Ukraine Makes For Better Use of Resources

Ukraine boasts one of the highest rates of the harder-to-treat multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) in the world. Over-hospitalization is commonly cited as a major contributor to MDR, with patients sometimes re-infected with more serious forms of TB while in the hospital. For Dr. Svetlana Esipenko, the director of tuberculosis services in Kiev’s Odesa Oblast […]

Domestic Resource Mobilization for HIV in the Caribbean: Technical Workshop for Ministries of Health and Finance

March 20-21, 2018 Health finance officials from Ministries of Finance and Health of Barbados, Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago are convening this week with international experts from the USAID-funded Health Finance and Governance project for a 2-day workshop on Domestic Resource Mobilization for HIV and health at the Marriott Hotel in Bridgetown, Barbados. Ms. […]

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 […]

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Poltava Governor Recognizes HFG’s Successes for Hospital Sector in Ukraine

On February 21st, 2018, on invitation from the Governor of Poltava Oblast, Ukraine, HFG and USAID took part in the Annual Health Department Board Meeting. Aimed at discussing current progress of health reform in the region and reporting achievements for 2017, this meeting brought together regional and local authorities, heads of local and district councils […]

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. […]

Myanmar Strategic Purchasing 3: Targeting Poor Households

Resource Type:Publication Authors: Dr. Han Win Htat, Alex Ergo, and Daniel Crapper Published: August 2017 Resource Description: This is the third 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 of, […]

Myanmar Strategic Purchasing 2: Calculating a Capitation Payment

Resource Type: Publication Authors: Daniel Crapper, Dr. Han Win Htat and Alex Ergo Published: June 2017 Resource Description: This is the second 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 will start developing the important functions […]

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