On World TB Day, Focusing on Health Financing to End Tuberculosis

Often, public financial management (PFM) systems contain barriers that impede the effective purchasing and provision of TB services from care to treatment, resulting in poorer health outcomes for the most vulnerable populations. This can result in cases of TB left unrecognized when providers are not incentivized to screen for it, or high levels of drug […]

Strategic Purchasing to Improve the Quality of Maternal Health Services

In many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), the health sector faces significant resource constraints and poor maternal health indicators, leaving the government searching for ways to maximize resources and improve maternal health outcomes. These efforts are accompanied by the growing recognition that access to services is not enough to reduce high rates of maternal morbidity […]

Bangladesh Flagship Course on Health System Strengthening and UHC A Success

From January 22-26, the USAID-funded HFG project co-organized a Bangladesh-focused flagship course in Savar, Bangladesh, to enhance the capacity of stakeholders to analyze health policy and health system performance issues, in the context of universal health coverage (UHC). The HFG project partnered with the Health Economics Unit of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), […]

Marshalling the Evidence of Governance Contributions to Health Outcomes

There is an overall lack of evidence and understanding of the dynamics of how improved governance can influence health system performance and health outcomes, and what governance interventions are appropriate for different contexts. This evidence gap can result in avoidance of health governance efforts or a reliance on a limited set of governance interventions.

New Study: Expanding Coverage of Health Services to Informal Workers

For many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), expanding health coverage to informal workers is one of the most common, yet complex challenges they face. Informal workers are, by definition, not provided with legal or social protections through their employment, and are vulnerable to health and economic shocks. They also account for a large percentage of […]

Guinea Launches Results of Ministry of Health Audit

Guinea’s Minister of Health, Dr. Abdourahmane Diallo, recently presided over the extraordinary meeting of the Coordination Committee of Guinea’s Health Sector, during which the final report of the institutional and organizational audit of the Ministry of Health was launched. The audit is part of a focused effort by the Ministry of Health to strengthen the health […]

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