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Resource Allocation and Utilization in the Health and Education Sectors: Challenges and Opportunities in Ghana

In 2017, the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) and HFG completed a study that applied a political economy approach to examine the complex landscape of institutions, political pressures, incentives, obstacles, and costs that Ghana faces as it transitions towards financing the health and education sectors on its own. This brief summarizes the results of […]

Defining Institutional Arrangements when Linking Financing to Quality in Healthcare in Ghana Stakeholder Engagement Workshop

As countries work towards achieving universal health coverage (UHC), expanding access to health services while maintaining and improving quality of care remains a major priority.  Poor quality of care can prevent countries from achieving the desired improvements in health outcomes and lead to unnecessary costs. Delivering high-quality health services requires ongoing attention to improvement and […]

Stakeholder Communications for Universal Health Coverage: Partnering with the Joint Learning Network

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 JLN’s (Joint Learning Network) member countries. Even when strong technical designs for policy initiatives exist, consistent and systematic inclusive communications and feedback loops are needed to share […]

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Measuring Progress toward UHC in Ghana: Report on Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Health

Resource Type: Report Authors: Ghana Ministry of Health Published: June 2017 Resource Description: To achieve universal health coverage (UHC), it is important to define, measure, and monitor it at the country level. For this purpose, WHO and World Bank developed a monitoring framework for the three dimensions of UHC: effective coverage of essential services, financial risk protection, […]

Presentation: Engaging Non-State Actors in Governing Health – the Key to Improving Quality of Care?

USAID’s Health Finance and Governance (HFG) and the Joint Learning Network hosted an hour-long webinar on Wednesday, May 3rd, on engaging non-state actors in governing quality of care. The webinar presented in-country examples of private sector contributions in governing health quality — providing technical inputs on policy development, monitoring health service delivery, and promoting accountability […]

Overview of Community Based Health Insurance Lessons

Resource Type: Presentation Authors: Hailu Zelelew Published: March 2017 Resource Description: Presentation during the Institutionalizing Community Health Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, on March 28th, 2017.  This presentation gives an overview of Community-based Health Insurance (CBHI), and explores country experiences and lessons with CBHI in Rwanda, Ghana, and Senegal.

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Ghana’s Efforts to Reform its Health System and Provide Quality, Affordable Care to All

In 2003, the Ghanaian government launched one of the most ambitious plans to achieve universal health coverage—the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). Since that time, more than 11 million people have enrolled—about 41 percent of the population. However, the NHIS has experienced challenges. To address these issues, the government created a technical committee to review […]

Ghana: Governing for Quality Improvement in the Context of UHC

Resource Type: Case Study Authors: Lisa Tarantino, Kelley Laird, Amanda Ottosson, Ruben Frescas, Kedar Mate, Vivian Addo-Cobbiah, Cynthia Bannerman, Paulina Pacheco, Daniel Burssa, Andrew Likaka, Mirwais Rahimzai, M. Rashad Massoud, and Shams Syed Published: August 2016 Resource Description:  Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was established by an Act of Parliament in 2003 (Act 650) to provide financial risk […]

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