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Building an Understanding of Universal Health Coverage in Bangladesh

Going into its sixth year in Bangladesh, HFG has successfully supported various activities focused on raising awareness of universal health coverage (UHC) and driving momentum for achieving UHC in Bangladesh. These activities focus on investing in health systems that put people at the center, increasing political will and citizen demand, and drawing learnings from diverse […]

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Better Health Governance, Better Health Systems: The Evidence

On November 14th and 15th, USAID’s Office of Health Systems (OHS), the World Health Organization (WHO), with the support of the Health Finance and Governance Project (HFG) hosted an event, “Better Health Governance, Better Health Systems: The Evidence” in Washington, DC. This follows the Marshalling the Evidence initiative, launched in September 2016, with the objective […]

Do Better Laws and Regulations Promote Universal Health Coverage? A Review of the Evidence

Resource Type: Report Authors: Shreeshant Prabhakaran, Arin Dutta, Akshar Saxena, Kelsee Stromberg, David Clarke, Suneeta Sharma Published: October 2017 Resource Description: The importance of policies, laws, and regulations (referred to collectively below as “policy instances”) as instruments to support progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in low- and middle-income countries cannot be understated. However, there has been […]

Public Financial Management, Health Governance, and Health Systems

Resource Type: Report Authors: Annie Baldridge, Elizabeth Elfman, Eunice Heredia-Ortiz, Hélène Barroy, Karima Saleh, and  Catherine Connor Published: October 2017 Resource Description: While the importance of governance in a health system is well recognized, there is an overall lack of evidence and understanding of the dynamics of how improved governance can influence health system performance and health […]

Role of Health Insurance in Strengthening the Financial Protection System in India

Exploring the institutional arrangements for linking health financing to the quality of care: Lessons from Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand

Resource Type: Study Authors: Altea Cico Resource Description: As the Asia region accelerates efforts to achieve UHC, strengthening the provision of quality health care has emerged as a major priority. However, evidence on the most effective institutional arrangements for ensuring quality in health care remains limited. The role of health financing actors in ensuring quality of […]

Health sector governance: should we be investing more?

Resource Type: Report Authors: Robert Fryatt, Sara Bennett, Agnes Soucat Published: July 2017 Resource Description: Governance is central to improving health sector performance and achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC). However, the growing body of research on governance and health has not yet led to a global consensus on the need for more investment in governance interventions to improve […]

Financing of Universal Health Coverage and Family Planning: A Multi-Regional Landscape Study and Analysis – Mali

Recognizing that a healthy population promotes economic development, resilience, and strength, many governments have started pursuing a universal health coverage (UHC) agenda. The international community, national governments, and private organizations and individuals are converging on the principle that universal access to family planning is a goal worthy of increased financial investment. Improved access to family […]

Pathways to Universal Health Coverage: Lessons from Government-Sponsored and Community-Based Health Insurance Schemes in India

Resource Type: Brief Authors: The Health Finance and Governance Project Published: February 2017 Resource Description: India’s health sector continues to be challenged by overall low levels of public financing and disproportionate reliance on private resources. High out-of-pocket (OOP) spending by households, almost 60 percent of total health expenditure, restricts access to quality health care for many low-income families […]

In Bangladesh, Dialogue on Stakeholder Roles in Moving Closer to Universal Health Coverage

The movement towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is gaining momentum in Bangladesh—especially following the approval of the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—with a clear mandate for UHC, and strong political commitment from the highest echelon of the government. Key initiatives that testify to this commitment include the Health Care Financing Strategy 2012–2032, Bangladesh Health Workforce Strategy 2015, National Social Security Strategy […]

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