On Tuesday, January 16th HFG launched the Advances in Health Finance and Governance series with a roundtable on Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM) at the Washington Learning Center in Arlington, Virginia. Listen as panelists discuss current trends in strategic health purchasing and provide specific examples of strategies underway in Nigeria and Vietnam. This event will […]
“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? And how can countries achieve it? Put simply, domestic resource mobilization is the “process through which countries raise and spend their […]
Resource Type: Report Authors: Kirstin Krusell, Dr. Marty Makinen, Dr. Laurel Hatt Published: July 2017 Resource Description: Many low- and middle-income countries have experienced strong economic growth in recent years, resulting in increased capacity for social sector spending. Net energy importers have further benefited from falling fossil fuel prices. At the same time donors are preparing to scale […]
Launched at the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Vancouver, the film – Stronger Health Systems: Expanding Access to Care, Improving Health – was featured as part of the conference’s Global Health TV coverage.
Recently, the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Project organized a multi-country workshop to support policymakers from public health and finance agencies in developing concrete action plans for mobilizing domestic resources for health. Twenty-five health and finance experts from Bangladesh, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Peru, Tanzania, and the United States, convened at the Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM) […]
Recently, the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Project organized a multi-country workshop to support policymakers from public health and finance agencies in developing concrete action plans for mobilizing domestic resources for health. Marty Makinen led an introduction presentation focusing on the importance of relationships between Ministries of Finance and Health in mobilizing domestic resources.
In Nigeria, private organizations, including the media, are heeding the call to take ownership of the HIV and AIDS response. Rivers state radio station Cool/Wazobia FM/Nigeria Info has shown commitment to the cause, signing a deal in July 2016 to provide HIV-related programming over the next two years.
As the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) got underway in Durban, South Africa, UNAIDS warned in a new report that declines in new HIV infections among adults have stalled and are increasing in some regions. The report also highlights the financing gap, citing data that show overall donor funding has dropped to its lowest levels since 2010. Increasingly, […]
Dr. Gafar Alawode serves as the Chief of Party for HFG’s field office Nigeria. From June 27 to July 1, 2016 HFG collaborated with Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health, National Health Insurance Scheme, and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency to host a workshop on health care financing. The workshop brought together stakeholders from Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Lagos, and […]
Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) nations are gathering in Ise-Shima, Japan to discuss not only the global economy and trade, but also universal health coverage (UHC) and the Sustainable Development Goals. Japan has achieved UHC, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is a champion of UHC as a way to preserve human security. In a […]