Welcome to the “Advancing Health Systems in low- and middle-income countries” Podcast. This podcast mini-series is part of the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project, a large health system strengthening project funded by USAID and led by Abt Associates. This series will explore topics in health finance and governance, and delve into how and why these areas are important in expanding access to healthcare in low- and middle-income countries. Topics will include how to set up a Community-Based Health Insurance (CBHI) scheme, mobilizing a country’s domestic resources for health, health systems strengthening and systems thinking, and Universal Health Coverage. HFG aims to share important lessons learned with the international development community. If you’ve ever wondered what exactly is health finance and governance, and why it’s important, we invite you to listen on Itunes, Soundcloud, and Stitcher.