Non-state actors’ participation and contribution in delivering health care is widely acknowledged (WHO). They provide healthcare, produce health products and technologies, train health workers and provide health insurance or other financing mechanisms. Their growing size and importance in the health system, particularly in governing the quality of care, calls for effective engagement.
USAID’s Health Finance and Governance project and the Joint Learning Network hosted a webinar on Wednesday, May 3rd, on engaging non-state actors in governing quality of care. Speakers presented global lessons learned and cases from several countries, including Ghana, Mexico, and the Philippines.
In 2010, the Uganda Capacity Program conducted a situation analysis of quality improvement initiatives that identified there were many quality improvement initiatives, however they were mostly donor driven. Uganda had weak mechanisms to coordinate the initiatives at all levels. The National Quality Improvement Framework and Strategic Plan was developed to recognize the need to institutionalize, […]
The government of Ethiopia launched the Health Sector Development Program (HSDP) in the 1990s. During the 2010 reform of the health sector, the Drug Administration and Control Agency was re-established to focus on regulating drugs and food, and expanded their scope by including the regulation of health facilities and personnel. They changed their name to […]
Resource Type: Case Study Authors: Lisa Tarantino, Kelley Laird, Amanda Ottosson, Ruben Frescas, Kedar Mate, Vivian Addo-Cobbiah, Cynthia Bannerman, Paulina Pacheco, Daniel Burssa, Andrew Likaka, Mirwais Rahimzai, M. Rashad Massoud, and Shams Syed Published: August 2016 Resource Description: Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was established by an Act of Parliament in 2003 (Act 650) to provide financial risk […]
Presently, Malaysia does not have a social health insurance scheme except for the Social Security Organization (SOCSO), which provides coverage to formal sector employees for work-related illnesses and injuries. Malaysia’s current public health system does not target specific populations and the Ministry of Health (MOH) has a clear mandate to serve all. For services or […]
The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, or PhilHealth, was created in 1995 to administer the National Health Insurance Program, which aims to provide financial access to health services to all Filipinos. In 1998, PhilHealth established the Sponsored Program to provide coverage for the poor.
A pilot study was conducted in 2001 to explore the feasibility of implementing a public health insurance for those not covered by social security. In 2004, Mexico scaled-up this complementary tax-based public health insurance scheme, System of Social Protection in Health (SSPH), after a law was approved by Congress in 2003.
Since gaining independence in 1961, the United Republic of Tanzania has been politically stable and seen economic growth. In 2003, GDP per capita was 277 USD. It has increased to 955 USD. Tanzania has invested greatly in the public sector, including health reforms that embrace and encourage public-private partnerships and the decentralization of the public […]
Improving the quality of patient-centered health services is paramount to delivering on the promise of universal health coverage (UHC). Many countries seek to expand access to affordable care; but ensuring quality of care during and after significant UHC reforms is recognized as a key challenge (JLN 2013). In a survey of over 100 government officials […]