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.
Resource Type: Report Authors: Matt Kukla and Pascal Verhoeven Published: 3/1/2016 Resource Description: As international guidelines and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) policies for HIV epidemic control increasingly focus on “test and treat” (UNAIDS 90-90-90 and fast-track mandates), expanding access to and coverage of antiretroviral treatment (ART) for people living with HIV (PLHIV) has […]
Mobile applications are promising tools for strengthening service quality and have been an area of considerable mHealth innovation. Despite growing demand for data to guide policymakers, donors, and program managers in making sound investments, there is a paucity of evidence on the cost-effectiveness of mHealth technologies. To address this gap, the HFG Project analyzed a […]
National surveillance reports estimate that there were about 649 persons living with HIV in St. Vincent and the Grenadines at the end of 2011, which translates to 1.2% of the adult population (15-49 years) or 0.7% of the total population. The epidemic is male-dominant, illustrated by the fact that the cumulative case reporting from 1984-2013 […]
Resource Type: Journal Article Authors: Abebe Alebachew, Laurel Hatt, Matthew Kukla Published: September 2014 Resource Description: PLOS Medicine’s newly released Monitoring Universal Health Coverage Collection features an HFG country case study on the availability of globally proposed universal health coverage (UHC) indicators in Ethiopia. The study, “Monitoring and Evaluating Progress Towards Universal Health Coverage in Ethiopia,” explored 61 proposed indicators and […]
Resource Type: Case Study Authors: Abebe Alebachew, Laurel Hatt, Matt Kukla, and Sharon Nakhimovsky Published: 04/2014 Resource Description: Universal health coverage (UHC) as a goal of health policy has gained wide acceptance at country and global levels since the publication of the World Health Report 2010 and is seen as a critical component of sustainable development. […]