What We Do

Strengthen Health Systems, Expand Access to Health Services

Healthcare worker taking patient's blood pressureUSAID’s Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Project supports countries in their quest for stronger health systems that can deliver the life-saving health services their citizens need, when and where they can access them, and at affordable prices. HFG and its partners work to  strengthen health systems in ways that benefit all health services, including those for maternal and child health, malaria, and HIV and AIDS.

Today, many countries are embarking upon health system changes to move towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC). But to achieve this goal, domestic financing for health will need to grow and stronger health governance will be necessary to ensure that resources devoted to the health sector achieve their intended results.

In particular HFG partners with countries and health sector stakeholders to:

  • Improve financing by mobilizing domestic resources, reducing financial barriers, expanding health insurance, and implementing provider payment systems;
  • Strengthen governance for better health system management and greater accountability and transparency;
  • Improve country-owned health management and operations systems to improve the delivery and effectiveness of health care; and
  • Advance techniques to measure progress in health systems performance, especially around UHC.


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