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New Findings Point to Potential UHC Indicators

As more countries strive to achieve universal health coverage (UHC), the question of how to measure their progress is receiving more scrutiny. At the recent African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA) conference, the HFG Health Financing Lead, Dr. Laurel Hatt, shared findings from three country case studies that offer new insights.. The case studies, […]

Measuring Progress toward UHC in Africa

Universal health coverage (UHC) – a health system where everyone has access to the health services they need and can take advantage of them without risk of financial impoverishment – is seen as a critical component of sustainable development for low- and middle-income countries. To progress towards UHC goals, however, policymakers must first be able […]

Improving Health Finance and Governance Expands Access to Life-Saving Health Care

Resource Type: Brief Authors: Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Published: 3/11/2014 Resource Description: USAID’s Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Project helps expand access to life-saving health care by strengthening the health finance and health governance systems in partner countries. Now in its second year, the HFG Project is at work in nineteen countries around the globe. This two-page […]

Join HFG at Mini-U 2014!

How do countries decide to finance their health care systems? Experts from the HFG Project will explore that question at the “Health Finance Food Court: What’s Cooking?” session of the Global Health Mini-University on Friday, March 7th. Session overview: All countries, rich and poor, struggle to finance health care in a way that is adequate, […]

Studies Link Fee Exemptions and Insurance with Use of Maternal Health Services

Two new HFG reports address one of public health’s most pressing issues: how to reduce maternal and early-childhood mortality in low- and middle-income countries. Specifically, the two papers looked at how insurance enrollment and fee exemptions affected the use and performance of maternal health services. Both reports were published in the December 2013 edition of […]

Ghana Case Study Highlights Lessons for Universal Health Coverage

The experience of Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme holds important lessons for low- and middle-income countries seeking to implement universal health coverage. A new HFG case study, “Building on Community-based Health Insurance to Expand National Coverage: The Case of Ghana,” describes how Ghana developed its current system and what can be learned from this process. […]

Where Are Our Budgets? Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys as Tools for Engaging with Civil Society

Ensuring the funds allocated for health services and supplies are actually used for their intended purpose is key to increasing access to life-saving health care in low- and medium-income countries. For nearly two decades, countries and international organizations have used Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys (PETS) as an important tool to strengthen the governance of health […]

Grenada General Hospital Costing 2012

Resource Type: Report Authors:  Benjamin Johns, Stephen Musau, Michele Abbott, and Abigail Vogus Published: 12/2013 Resource Description: Grenada is considering developing a National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme to provide sustainable health sector financing and reduce reliance on out-of-pocket spending. An NHI “prefeasibility” assessment prepared by the HEU, Centre for Health Economics of the University of […]

Dominica 2010-2011 National Health Accounts and HIV Subaccounts

Resource Type: Report Authors: Karishmah Bhuwanee, Don Bethelmie, Heather Cogswell, Darwin Young, Karl Theodore, Althea LaFoucade, Christine Laptiste, Roger McLean, Roxanne Brizan-St. Martin, Stanley Lalta, and Laurel Hatt Published: 11/2013 Resource Description: Dominica is an upper middle-income country in the Eastern Caribbean, with a population of approximately 72,000 (Eastern Caribbean Central Bank 2013). Average economic […]

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