The Health Sector Financing Reform (HSFR)/HFG project in Ethiopia has supported the Ethiopian government to design and implement a national community-based health insurance scheme program scale-up strategy
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our friend and colleague, Cheikh Mbengue. He was an integral part of the Abt Associates family from 2002 – 2014, beloved by all who knew him for his lively character and genuine dedication to his work. He single-handedly achieved so much in the area of […]
Burundi’s National HIV/AIDS Program (PNLS) was created in 2011 to lead the long-term implementation of the Burundian Ministry of Health’s HIV and AIDS programs. Soon after its inception, it was clear that the National HIV/AIDS Program (Programme de Lutte Contra la SIDA or PNLS) lacked strong management and organizational capacity, resulting in weaker HIV and AIDS […]
Effective communications and stakeholder engagement are critical to universal health coverage (UHC) reform efforts – a challenge that has been repeatedly cited by the policymakers and practitioners from the Joint Learning Network’s member countries. Even when strong technical designs for policy initiatives exist, consistent and systematic inclusive communications and feedback loops are needed to share change […]
The Essential Health Services Package (EHSP) explicitly prioritizes certain services; government-sponsored health benefit plans implicitly prioritize others. To gain insights into the purpose, policy objectives, and governance of the EPHS and dominant health benefit plans in Ethiopia, we conducted a case study in 2016.
Recognizing the powerful potential of CSOs, and the capacity gaps that inhibit this potential, the HFG project has partnered with the White Ribbon Alliance of India (WRAI), a prominent countrywide network of grassroots CSOs engaged in FP advocacy. The project has helped develop a structured plan to provide capacity building support to CSOs, focusing on […]
As Nigeria strives to make progress towards universal health coverage, it is important to recognize the potential strategic role of the media in promoting the benefits of healthcare financing reforms. The media plays an important role in society helping to create and shape public opinion. Recognizing this fact and providing accurate information and training to […]
In November 2016, over 60 government technicians, policymakers, and technical advisors from 47 countries across the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe participated in the first Global Health Accounts Peer-Learning Workshop. During this workshop, participants shared their experiences and ideas on how to improve Health Accounts production and increase the uptake of Health Accounts results for […]
In the Caribbean region, a high prevalence of vector-borne diseases and frequent cross-border travel challenge these small nations’ abilities to prevent, detect, and respond to global health threats. A single outbreak can have devastating effects on such countries, and can easily and immediately spread from one country to another. At the upcoming Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Conference […]
USAID’s Health Finance and Governance project and the Joint Learning Network hosted a webinar on Wednesday, May 3rd, on engaging non-state actors in governing quality of care. Speakers presented global lessons learned and cases from several countries, including Ghana, Mexico, and the Philippines.