While research has been conducted on service delivery and financing schemes for UHC, little consolidated knowledge or guidance is available on institutional arrangements and their impact on quality of care in the context of UHC. Responding to this need, the HFG project conducted a literature review to attempt to document global experience in institutional roles […]
This article was originally published in the May 2016 issue of Human Resources for Health. Factors that influence performance of community health workers (CHWs) delivering health services are not well understood. A recent logic model proposed categories of support from both health sector and communities influence CHW performance and program outcomes.
As a growing number of low- and middle-income countries commit to achieving universal health coverage (UHC), micro health insurance provides a potential model to finance health services for informal sector workers in the absence of a comprehensive government insurance program targeting that
Health Systems’ Global (HSG)’s Translating Evidence into Action Working Group hosted this webinar exploring Chile’s use of evidence in the design of their Universal Access with Explicit Guarantees (AUGE) health benefit plan (HBP) and reflecting on factors that can facilitate and hinder the process of evidence-based design. The focus of the webinar was the use […]
Low- and middle-income country governments face competing health priorities as they try to increase their populations’ access to affordable healthcare with limited resources. Faced with difficult choices, how can governments align their spending with health system objectives? One common policy instrument governments are using is the health benefit plan (HBP), defined here as a pre-determined, […]
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 […]