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 […]
In Guinea, a country that has some of the lowest health indicators in the world, strengthening the institutional capacity of the Ministry of Health (MOH) is key to improving health outcomes. USAID’s HFG project is working with the MOH and its partners at the national level to build a more transparent and efficient health system, […]
Without the proper policies in place, and country-level capacity to provide maternal health services—and reduced financial barriers to accessing these services—the goals set by these initiatives are unlikely to be met. There is a need for sustainable financing to maintain progress for maternal health, and countries are working to mobilize domestic resources and improve the […]
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 […]
In 2003, the Ghanaian government launched one of the most ambitious plans to achieve universal health coverage—the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). Since that time, more than 11 million people have enrolled—about 41 percent of the population. However, the NHIS has experienced challenges. To address these issues, the government created a technical committee to review […]
On January 10th, 2017, the Federal Government of Nigeria kicked off a scheme to revitalize over 10,000 primary healthcare centers (PHCs) across the country. The event, “Revitalization of PHC for Universal Health Coverage,” took place at the renovated Kuchigoro model PHC, Kuchigoro village, in Abuja.
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), […]
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.
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’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 […]