Tag Archives: Kenya

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

This blog post, written by Dr. Leizel Lagrada-Rombaua, JLN Technical Facilitator, follows a webinar hosted by HFG and the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) on May 3, 2017.  The original blog post is also available here → Effective communications and stakeholder engagement are critical to universal health coverage (UHC) reform efforts – a challenge […]

Viral-Load Point-of-Care Technologies to Achieve an AIDS-Free Generation

Ending the AIDS epidemic requires not only political commitment and financial resources but also innovative solutions. New point-of-care (POC) technology to detect HIV viral load promises to be a game changer in the diagnosis and monitoring of HIV infection. Poverty and distance from healthcare facilities often place people infected with HIV beyond the reach of […]

Mobile Money for Health Case Study: ARA Ubuntu Afya (Kenya)

Resource Type: Case Studies Authors: Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Published: 10/31/2015 Resource Description: This case study is one of 14 case studies profiled in the Mobile Money for Health Case Study Compendium. There are a wide range of challenges preventing the rural and urban poor in Kenya from obtaining quality health services, including: distance to health facilities, […]

Mobile Money for Health Case Study: Pathfinder Kenya

Resource Type: Case Studies Authors: Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Published: 10/31/2015 Resource Description: This case study is one of 14 case studies profiled in the Mobile Money for Health Case Study Compendium. In 2012, Pathfinder Kenya launched the mHMtaani project (Swahili for “Mobile Health for my Community”), which aims to promote healthier communities through the use of […]

The Health Finance and Governance Briefing Kit

Getting access to affordable, quality health care is a universal story that touches virtually every family in the world. At the same time, providing quality health services and access to trained health professionals is a challenge for governments. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 150 million people worldwide face “catastrophic expenditure” because of high […]

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Essential Health Services Country Snapshot Series

A new series of country profiles analyzes the governance dimensions of Essential Packages of Health Services (EPHS) in the 24 Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD) priority countries. An EPHS can be defined as the package of services that the government is providing or is aspiring to provide to its citizens in an equitable […]

Essential Health Services: Kenya

Kenya’s EPHS, referred to as the Kenya Essential Package for Health, is clearly defined in the Kenya Health Sector Strategic and Investment Plan (KHSSP) for July 2014–June 2017 and the Taking the Kenya Essential Package for Health to the Community: A Strategy for the Delivery of Level One Services (Community Health Strategy).

Can Incentives Strengthen Access to Quality Family Planning Services? Lessons from Burundi, Kenya, and Liberia

Resource Type: Report Authors: Lindsay Morgan Published: 8/1/2012 Resource Description: Can performance-based incentive (PBI) programs—programs that reward the delivery of outputs and outcomes with financial incentives—stimulate quality family planning (FP) service provision and enable women to access FP services? Or is incentivizing FP too riddled with risk, too liable to encourage providers to coerce patients or to cause […]

Verification in Performance-Based Incentive Schemes

Resource Type: Report Authors: Alex Ergo and Ligia Paina Published: 8/1/2012 Resource Description: Verification in Performance-based Incentive (PBI) schemes aims to ensure that reported data accurately reflects actual performance, both by detecting and correcting misreporting, and by identifying and deterring fraud. In doing so, PBI verification guarantees the credibility of the scheme so that the different stakeholders trust […]

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