Tag Archives: Universal Health Coverage

Targeting the Poor for UHC Program Inclusion: Exploring a More Effective Pro-poor Targeting Approach

Resource Type: Brief Authors:  Hossain Zillur Rahman Published: May 2018 Resource Description: This brief highlights the learnings and recommendations from the review in order to improve operationally effective targeting approaches for universal health coverage-related programs in Bangladesh.  

Targeting the poor for universal health coverage (UHC) program inclusion: Exploring a more effective pro-poor targeting strategy for Bangladesh

Photo: from left, Mursaleena Islam, Country Manager, USAID’s HFG Project, Bangladesh; Sukumar Sarker, Senior Technical and Policy Advisor, Office of Population, Health, Nutrition & Education, USAID/ Bangladesh; Akhter Ahmed, Country Director, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); Hossain Zillur Rahman, Executive Chairman, Power and Participation Research Centre (PPRC); Professor Shamsul Alam, Senior Secretary, General Economic […]

Strategic Communication for Universal Health Coverage Practical Guide and Planning Tool

The Strategic Communication for Universal Health Coverage Practical Guide and Planning Tool equips UHC and health policy champions and implementers with actionable guidance on how to develop a comprehensive strategic communication plan tailored to different stakeholder groups to achieve a specific UHC objective. Realizing UHC requires deliberate, tailored communication strategies that increase engagement and knowledge, […]

Webinar | Using Strategic Communication to Advance Universal Health Coverage

How can health system practitioners effectively communicate to advance UHC? Realizing UHC will require deliberate, tailored communication strategies that effectively engage and improve knowledge of and create buy-in for change among a diverse group of stakeholders – including political leaders, health care purchasers, providers, patients, suppliers, and civil society groups. Watch as USAID’s Health Finance […]

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Quality of Health Service Consensus Statement

As nations work to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the quality of health care must not be overlooked. Good governance plays a critical role in ensuring and improving health care quality. The Consensus Statement on Strengthening Governance to Improve the Quality of Health Service Delivery (“the Statement”) was conceived […]

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Communication and Advocacy in Action: Building Momentum for Universal Health Coverage

Resource Type: Brief Authors: Jeanna Holtz, Betty Cox, Altea Cico Published: April 2018 Resource Description: Despite strong global commitment to achieve universal health coverage (UHC), inconsistent understanding and communication about UHC hinders progress. The experience of the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project suggests that advocating for and communicating about UHC requires deliberate, tailored, context-specific strategies. […]

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Developing & Implementing Health Financing Strategies

Resource Type: Brief Authors: Marty Makinen, Jonathan Cali and Yann Derriennic Published: March 2018 Resource Description: Low- and middle-income countries are developing health financing strategies to map out how they will pay for universal health coverage. This brief discusses three activities that are valuable for producing sound strategies: convening multi-sectoral committees to oversee the strategy […]

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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 – 15th, HFG partnered with USAID’s Office of Health Systems (OHS), and the World Health Organization (WHO) to host a meeting on Better Health Governance, Better Health Systems: The Evidence in Washington, DC. This meeting was part of the Marshalling the Evidence Initiative, launched in September 2016, aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of the […]

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 […]

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