On Tuesday, February 20th, the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project hosted a roundtable on Strategic Health Purchasing at the Washington Learning Center in Arlington, Virginia. This event will focus on Strategic Health Purchasing, and the launch of the Unleashing the Potential of Strategic Purchasing learning brief. Speakers: Nicole Barcikowski, Director of Country Programs, Abt Associates, HFG Project Rena […]
In the Philippines, there are roughly 290,000 new TB cases per year (WHO, 2016). Meanwhile, donor funding for TB has declined, health care costs are rising, and out-of-pocket spending accounts for roughly two-thirds of national TB expenditures. The Philippines needs to identify mechanisms to improve the efficiency of TB spending
Despite substantial funding for tuberculosis (TB) prevention and treatment over the last 10 years, both by donors and governments, the worldwide incidence of TB remains troubling. Across lower- and middle-income countries, access to TB services is limited, and the quality of TB services is often substandard.