Strengthen Health Systems, Expand Access to Health Services
The Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Project works to address some of the greatest challenges facing health systems today. Drawing on the latest research, the project implements strategies to help countries increase their domestic resources for health, manage those precious resources more effectively, and make wise purchasing decisions. The project also assists countries in developing robust governance systems to ensure that financial investments for health achieve their intended results.
With activities in more than 40 countries, HFG has partnered with health stakeholders to protect families from catastrophic health care costs, expand access to priority services and ensure equitable population coverage. Areas of assistance have resulted in –
- Improved financing by mobilizing domestic resources, reducing financial barriers, expanding health insurance, improving the use of financial data for decision-making, strategic purchasing, and health financing strategies
- Enhanced governance for better health system management and greater accountability and transparency;
- Stronger management and operations systems through health sector strategy and planning, organizational capacity building, digital finance, public financial management, human resources for health
- Advanced techniques to measure progress in health systems performance, especially around universal health coverage.
The HFG project (2012-2018) is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and is led by Abt Associates in collaboration with Avenir Health, Broad Branch Associates, Development Alternatives Inc., the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Results for Development Institute, RTI International, and Training Resources Group, Inc. The project is funded under USAID cooperative agreement AID-OAA-A-12-00080.