This paper presents case studies of provider payment systems in the Kyrgyz Republic, Nigeria, and Zambia that link a quality improvement initiative with provider payment. It documents these programs’ experience with design and implementation and lessons learned for other health care payers seeking to improve quality at the point of care through redesign of a […]
This paper explores a growing trend among health care payers to combine a quality measurement initiative with a redesigned provider payment system. It presents a conceptual framework of how provider payment links with quality of maternal health services and analyzes real provider payment systems in low- and middle-income countries where payment is linked with quality […]
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 […]
Recently, the U.S. Government and Ecobank Cameroon SA announced a new partnership that will mobilize up to U.S. $3.7 million of local financing over eight years for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) working in the health sector in Cameroon. Financing will be made available via loans to health SMEs which provide family planning, reproductive health and […]
Ending preventable child and maternal deaths is at the forefront of country and development partner health agendas. While progress has been made over the last few decades, significant challenges remain. Of all of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the least progress has been made toward Goal 5 – Improving maternal health.
Recently, USAID sponsored a course for more than 40 delegates from the Ministries of Health and Finance from the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, El Salvador and Peru to learn about strategies for progressing toward Universal Health Coverage and advancing maternal and child health. The workshop, which took place in Panama City, Panama, focused on the challenge […]
Resource Type: Journal Article (Systematic Review) Authors: Alison B. Comfort, Lauren A. Peterson, Laurel E. Hatt Published: 12/31/2013 Resource Description: Financial barriers can affect timely access to maternal health services. Health insurance can influence the use and quality of these services and potentially improve maternal and neonatal health outcomes. We conducted a systematic review of the evidence on health […]