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Journalists in Nigeria’s Cross River State Put Training into Action to Talk Health Insurance

Cross River State has successfully enacted the laws for a mandatory health insurance scheme—CRSHIS. An important part of launching the health insurance scheme is creating awareness among state citizens about what it means for them, not only in terms of their own health care but also the social and economic benefits for CRS and the […]

Perspectives on engaging non-state actors in governing the quality of health care

Non-state actors’ participation and contribution in delivering health care is widely acknowledged (WHO). They provide healthcare, produce health products and technologies, train health workers and provide health insurance or other financing mechanisms. Their growing size and importance in the health system, particularly in governing the quality of care, calls for effective engagement.

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Haiti Health Workforce Data Audits Lead to Human Resources for Health Improvements

Until now, incomplete and out-of-date health workforce data has made it difficult for Haiti’s Ministry of Health (MSPP) to address this challenge. The last known census of the health workforce occurred in 2008, before the 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti’s already fragile public health infrastructure. Without reliable health workforce data, the MSPP’s Directorate of Human […]

Presentation: Expanding Health Coverage for Informal Workers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

USAID’s Health Finance and Governance (HFG) hosted an hour-long webinar on Wednesday, April 5th, on expanding health coverage to informal workers. The webinar presented recent work on efforts to expand health coverage for informal workers in LMICs. In the webinar, panelists from HFG, the International Labor Organization, and Oxfam, presented their work with LMIC stakeholders […]

Health Accounts Peer-Learning Workshop: Summary of Key Themes and Discussions

In November 2016, over 60 government technicians, policy-makers and technical advisors from 47 countries across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe participated in the first global Health Accounts Peer-Learning Workshop. During this workshop, participants shared their experiences and ideas on how to improve Health Accounts production and increase the uptake of Health Accounts results for […]

Bangladesh: Roundtable Discussion on Universal Health Coverage

In March, the USAID-funded Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project and its partners in Bangladesh organized a roundtable discussion on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) with Prothom Alo, a popular daily newspaper in Bangladesh. The discussion was chaired by Mohammed Nasim MP, the Honorable Ministers of Health, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW). 14 renowned policymakers, […]

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Nigeria Health Financing Advocacy Network: the Case for a Political Economy Approach

Nigeria is working towards attaining universal health coverage (UHC). As the country gathers momentum for the necessary reforms, support and participation of a wide array of stakeholders including policymakers and legislators, are crucial for success. To accelerate health financing reforms in pursuit of universal health coverage, the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), in collaboration with […]

The Link between Provider Payment and Quality of Maternal Health Services: Case studies on provider payment mechanisms in Kyrgyz Republic, Nigeria, and Zambia

This paper presents case studies of provider payment systems in the Kyrgyz Republic, Nigeria, and Zambia that link a quality improvement initiative with provider payment. It documents these programs’ experience with design and implementation and lessons learned for other health care payers seeking to improve quality at the point of care through redesign of a […]

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