Resource Type: Presentation Authors: Christopher Cintron, Victor Mudhune, Romana Haider, Heather Cogswell, James Batuka, Frank Angira, Carlos Avila, Thomas Minior Published: 7/11/2017 Resource Description: Christopher Cintron presented at the International Health Economics Association Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. This presentation helped promote USAID’s efforts to provide Kenya with data on the financing needs for central lab-based and point-of-care […]
Under Botswana’s ambitious Treat All Strategy, nearly 350,000 people living with HIV will require antiretroviral therapy (ART) by 2020. With almost half of Botswana’s health expenditure already allocated to HIV, the Ministry of Health (MOH) will need to mobilize additional resources and achieve efficient use of available resources to sustain successful ART coverage.
Resource Type: Report Authors: Christopher Cintron, Victor Mudhune, Romana Haider, Heather Cogswell, Jose Gutierrez, Frank Angira, and Carlos Avila Published: April 2017 Resource Description: Kenya’s current HIV care guidelines call for universal coverage of routine viral load (VL) monitoring for people receiving antiretroviral therapy and early infant diagnosis (EID) testing for all children born to women with […]
The objective of this study was to analyze variations in the cost and efficiency of providing outpatient ART in public facilities in Botswana. Therefore, we applied an activity-based costing approach to collect data on the costs of delivering ART in a random sample of 120 facilities providing adult ART outpatient services in Botswana, including all […]
Resource Type: Presentation Authors: Karishmah Bhuwanee, Heather Cogswell, Tesfaye Ashagari Published: June 29, 2016 Resource Description: On June 29, 2016, the HFG project hosted a webinar on the topic of resource tracking, featuring technical experts Karishmah Bhuwanee, Heather Cogswell, and Tesfaye Ashagari. Countries must have a firm grasp on their health financing landscape in order to ensure sufficient and effective […]
On Wednesday, June 29, 2016, the HFG project hosted a webinar on the topic of resource tracking, featuring technical experts Karishmah Bhuwanee, Heather Cogswell, and Tesfaye Ashagari. Countries must have a firm grasp on their health financing landscape in order to ensure sufficient and effective use of resources. Health Accounts—an internationally standardized methodology that allows […]
Resource Type: Journal Article Authors: Jonathan Cali, Heather A. Cogswell, Mompati Buzwani, Elizabeth Ohadi, Carlos Avila Published: December 2015 Resource Description: As published in the Journal of Hospital Administration 2016, Vol. 5, No. 1. As part of its national privatization strategy to diversify the economy, Botswana has started outsourcing nonclinical services at seven public hospitals. Hospital managers are signing contracts […]
Ending the AIDS epidemic requires not only political commitment and financial resources but also innovative solutions. New point-of-care (POC) technology to detect HIV viral load promises to be a game changer in the diagnosis and monitoring of HIV infection. Poverty and distance from healthcare facilities often place people infected with HIV beyond the reach of […]
Since gaining independence in 1966, Botswana has served as an example of development success—experiencing high economic growth and progressing to a middle-income country classification. Throughout this process, the private sector presence
Ending preventable child and maternal deaths is at the forefront of country and development partner health agendas. While progress has been made over the last few decades, significant challenges remain. Of all of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the least progress has been made toward Goal 5 – Improving maternal health.