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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 […]
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 […]