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Technical Brief: Strategic Purchasing Approaches for the Tuberculosis Hospital System in Ukraine

Resource Type: Technical Brief Authors: Olga Zues, Alexandr Katsaga, Sara Feinstein, Barton Smith, and Sarah Dominis Published: September 2018 Resource Description: The Health Finance and Governance Project (HFG), funded by the United States Agency for International Development-funded (USAID), worked closely with national and regional partners to develop strategic purchasing approaches for TB hospitals in the country and […]

South Africa HIV and TB Expenditure Review (2014/15 – 2016/17)

Resource Type: Expenditure Review Authors: Guthrie T, Chaitkin M, Khoza N, Zulu N, Madisha V, Ndlovu N, Shezi S, Karume J, Motsoeneng P, Simelane S, Meyer-Rath G, Masuku S, Jamieson L, and Ghai K. Published: August 2018 Resource Description: The South African Government (SAG) and its development partners have mounted a formidable response to the world’s largest HIV epidemic […]

A Review of Health Financing in Namibia

Resource Type: Publication Authors: Elizabeth Ohadi, Claire Jones and Carlos Avila Published: June 2016 Resource Description: The goals for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) include equity in use of health services, quality of care, and financial protection. Therefore, key factors to consider in the development of approaches to UHC […]

Analyzing the Technical Efficiency of Public Hospitals in Namibia

Resource Type: Publication Authors:  Claire Jones and Tesfaye Ashagari Published: August 2018 Resource Description: The study collected cost and output data for the financial year 2014/15 from all of the 29 district hospitals and 5 referral hospitals. Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) was used to calculate hospital efficiency scores and benchmark the hospitals relative to the […]

Unit Cost and Quality of Health Services in Namibia

Resource Type: Publication Authors:  Altea Cico, Claire Jones, and Stephen Musau Published: October 2017 Resource Description: The Government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN) has prioritized identifying sustainable financing options for the provision of health services and the achievement of universal health coverage (UHC). Critical decisions needed to achieve UHC require substantial information and evidence, including […]

Strengthening Primary Care Through Performance – Based Incentive System

Resource Type: Policy Brief Authors: Laksono Trisnantoro, Shita Dewi, Likke Putri, Silvera Erari, ReImbuss Biljers Fanda, M. Ikhsan Jufri, Christa Dewi, Aulia Novelira, M. Faozi Kurniawan Published: January 2018 Resource Description: The policy brief presents recommendations to Ministry of Health, Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform, National Social Security Board (Dewan Jaminan Social Nasional/DJSN), Indonesian Social Security […]

Engaging the Media and Journalists to Progress the Universal Health Coverage Agenda in Bangladesh, 2016-2018

Resource Type: Brief Authors: Mursaleena Islam and Tanver Hossain Published: June 2018 Resource Description: The USAID-funded global Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project worked in Bangladesh to help transform health care financing and achieve the objective of universal health coverage (UHC). HFG has successfully supported various strategic communication activities focused on raising awareness about and driving momentum […]

Integrating the HIV Response at the Systems Level: Experience of Four Countries in Transition

Resource Type: Multi-Country Study Authors: Jenna Wright, Adam Koon, Kelley Ambrose, and Lauren Hartel Published: September 2018 Resource Description: The global response to combat the AIDS epidemic scaled up considerably in the early 2000s with the establishment of key institutions, notably the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) and the United States President’s […]

Landscape of Urban Health Financing and Governance in Bangladesh

Resource Type: Brief Authors: Syed Abdul Hamid and  Muhammod Abdus Sabur Published: June 2016 Resource Description: This study analyses quantitative and qualitative information based on document review, health facility visits, and key informant interviews of staff at Dhaka, Rajshahi, Chittagong, and Khulna city corporations. The study also uses information obtained from a policy dialogue on urban health […]

Barbados Health Spending Estimation

Resource Type: Study Results Authors: Karishmah Bhuwanee Published: September 2018 Resource Description: Over the past five years, Barbados has been grappling with economic challenges while trying to provide universal health coverage for its population. At the same time, an aging population, rising incidence of non-communicable diseases, and the population’s desire for new and innovative treatments are contributing to […]

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