The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, or PhilHealth, was created in 1995 to administer the National Health Insurance Program, which aims to provide financial access to health services to all Filipinos. In 1998, PhilHealth established the Sponsored Program to provide coverage for the poor.
A pilot study was conducted in 2001 to explore the feasibility of implementing a public health insurance for those not covered by social security. In 2004, Mexico scaled-up this complementary tax-based public health insurance scheme, System of Social Protection in Health (SSPH), after a law was approved by Congress in 2003.
Since gaining independence in 1961, the United Republic of Tanzania has been politically stable and seen economic growth. In 2003, GDP per capita was 277 USD. It has increased to 955 USD. Tanzania has invested greatly in the public sector, including health reforms that embrace and encourage public-private partnerships and the decentralization of the public […]
Improving the quality of patient-centered health services is paramount to delivering on the promise of universal health coverage (UHC). Many countries seek to expand access to affordable care; but ensuring quality of care during and after significant UHC reforms is recognized as a key challenge (JLN 2013). In a survey of over 100 government officials […]
Presented at USAID’s Global Health Mini-University 2016. In a recent survey of over 100 government officials, the need to improve the quality of health care emerged as their number one priority. With the new SDGs and the growing attention to achieve Universal Health Coverage, the international community has renewed focus on ensuring quality services are […]
In a survey of over 100 government officials from nine Joint Learning Network (JLN) member countries, the need to improve the quality of health care emerged as the number one priority. In subsequent collaborative work, JLN countries identified the challenge of setting institutional roles and responsibilities to govern national health care quality delivery as a […]