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 […]
Central to the vision of JKN and the Government of Indonesia’s commitment to enhancing the health of all of its citizens is strengthening the role of primary care to prevent, treat and manage health conditions. How it is working, what the challenges are, and where might changes to regulations or operationalization of JKN contribute to […]
USAID’s Health Finance and Governance (HFG) hosted an hour-long webinar on Wednesday, April 5th, on expanding health coverage to informal workers. The webinar presented recent work on efforts to expand health coverage for informal workers in LMICs. In the webinar, panelists from HFG, the International Labor Organization, and Oxfam, presented their work with LMIC stakeholders […]
USAID’s Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project hosted an hour-long webinar on Wednesday, April 5th, on expanding health coverage to informal workers. The webinar presented recent work on efforts to expand health coverage for informal workers in LMICs. In the webinar, the International Labor Organization’s Dr. Xenia Scheil-Adlung (Senior Health Policy Coordinator, Social Protection Department), Oxfam’s […]
While the international community is dedicated to ending preventable maternal and child deaths, and helping countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there are still questions about how best to reach those goals. Substantial progress has been made in the last several years, but more than 300,000 women die each year giving birth and nearly […]
This paper is part of a series of six papers on maternal health published by The Lancet in 2016, which summarize the evidence on maternal health interventions and brings “our knowledge of maternal health, its epidemiology, successes, and current failings together, at a crucial time within the sustainable development framework to 2030.”
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. The objective of this presentation was for participants to reflect on the challenges identified during the workshop, and brainstorm ideas for bridging these gaps.
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. This presentation reviews the workshop participants’ key takeaways after day 1.
This presentation focuses on three countries that are taking a systems approach to solving these two problems, with help from HFG: Haiti, Côte d’Ivoire, and Swaziland. In Haiti, HFG is working with the Ministry of Health to bolster its process for accrediting nursing education institutions, known as reconnaissance. More than 40 schools have already received […]
In January 2014, Indonesia launched an ambitious national health insurance program (Jaminan Kesehatan Nasional, or JKN for short), the cornerstone of its commitment to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) by 2019. Against this background of rapid and transformational change, USAID is collaborating with the Government of Indonesia to promote sustainable financing for service delivery, health […]