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As gains in malaria control continue to be made, more malaria-endemic countries are pursuing elimination. To achieve elimination, more evidence is needed to determine the combination of interventions that has the highest impact and is the most cost-effective given the prevalence.
In October, HFG-Dominican Republic presented to the Health Commission of the Dominican Congress the results of a study to identify additional resources for the health sector, specifically for closing the country’s financial gap for the national response to HIV and AIDS.
The HFG project and the Partnerships for Affordable Health Access and Longevity (PAHAL) project convened a consultation meeting in New Delhi to discuss health insurance options for the urban poor in India.
In Nigeria, out-of-pocket payments account for over 70% of all health expenditures – creating a critical barrier to care for the poor. If you don’t have the money, you can’t access care.
Bolstering the organizational capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) working with communities on family planning, maternal and child health, and social accountability issues has formed a major part of the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project’s work in India over the past year.
“Domestic resource mobilization” is a hot topic in development. Stakeholders agree that domestic resource mobilization is the path to sustainable development finance. But what is domestic resource mobilization? What does it mean for the health sector?
India has one of the world’s highest rates of out-of-pocket (OOP) spending on health. OOP spending in India accounts for 67.1 percent of total health spending, whereas the global average is 29 percent. The high OOP spending on health puts a financial burden on poor and vulnerable families by presenting a barrier to utilization (first-time […]
With a mission ‘to increase communication among health economists and foster a higher standard of debate in the application of economics to health and health care systems’, the Health Governance and Finance project (HFG) was well-represented at the recent 2017 iHEA World Congress.
In May, the HFG project supported the second “International Course on Decentralization in the Health Sector”, held in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The five-day course was a follow up to the first decentralization course in May 2016. The course was so successful that participants asked that the HFG project consider organizing more courses on […]