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Health System Reforms to Accelerate Universal Health Coverage in Côte d’Ivoire

Resource Type: Journal Article Authors:  Simplice Dagnan Published: April 4, 2018 Resource Description: The government of Cote d’Ivoire is resolutely committed to ensuring equitable access to quality health care for all. This commitment is reflected in the emphasis placed on infrastructure development and the provision of quality health services. In line with the Ivorian government’s commitment […]

Health Financing in Bangladesh: Why Changes in Public Financial Management Rules Will Be Important

Resource Type: Journal Publication Authors:  Md. Ashadul Islam, Shamima Akhter & Mursaleena Islam Published: February 21, 2018 Resource Description: Bangladesh has achieved remarkable improvement in health indicators since its independence in 1971, despite poor economic conditions. It achieved Millennium Development Goal 4 on child mortality and progressed substantially toward Goal 5 on maternal mortality, even with health […]

Learning from Doing: How USAID’s Health Financing and Governance Project Supports Health System Reforms

Resource Type: Journal Publication Authors:  Abdo S. Yazbeck, Robert Fryatt, Catherine Connor & Lauren Alecci Hartel Published: March 14, 2018 Resource Description: This special issue of Health Systems & Reform presents a series of commentaries and articles that reflect the work of the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project, a global flagship health project of the United States Agency […]

Scaling up malaria intervention “packages” in Senegal: Using cost effectiveness data for improving allocative efficiency and programmatic decision-making

Resource Type: Journal Article Authors:  Sophie Faye, Altea Cico, Alioune Badara Gueye, Elaine Baruwa, Benjamin Johns, Médoune Ndiop, and Martin Alilio Published: April 10, 2018 Resource Description: Senegal’s National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) implements control interventions in the form of targeted packages: (1) scale-up for impact (SUFI), which includes bed nets, intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy, rapid […]

Exploring the use of routinely-available, retrospective data to study the association between malaria control scale-up and micro-economic outcomes in Zambia

Country-level evidence on the impact of malaria control on micro-economic outcomes is vital for mobilizing domestic and donor resources for malaria control. Using routinely available survey data could facilitate this investigation in a cost-efficient way. The authors of this study used Malaria Indicator Surveys (MIS) and Living Conditions Monitoring Survey (LCMS) data from 2006 to […]

Malawi - Mar 2012 - Jessica Scranton Malawi

HFG Experts Co-Author Lancet Paper on Quality Maternal Health Care

While the international community is dedicated to ending preventable maternal and child deaths, and helping countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there are still questions about how best to reach those goals. Substantial progress has been made in the last several years, but more than 300,000 women die each year giving birth and nearly […]

Quality maternity care for every woman, everywhere: a call to action

This paper is part of a series of six papers on maternal health published by The Lancet in 2016, which summarize the evidence on maternal health interventions and brings “our knowledge of maternal health, its epidemiology, successes, and current failings together, at a crucial time within the sustainable development framework to 2030.”

A retrospective review of the Honduras AIN-C program guided by a community health worker performance logic model

This article was originally published in the May 2016 issue of Human Resources for Health. Factors that influence performance of community health workers (CHWs) delivering health services are not well understood. A recent logic model proposed categories of support from both health sector and communities influence CHW performance and program outcomes.

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Outsourcing Cleaning Services at Mahalapye Hospital, Botswana – Journal Article

Resource Type: Journal Article Authors: Jonathan Cali, Heather A. Cogswell, Mompati Buzwani, Elizabeth Ohadi, Carlos Avila Published: December 2015 Resource Description: As published in the Journal of Hospital Administration 2016, Vol. 5, No. 1. As part of its national privatization strategy to diversify the economy, Botswana has started outsourcing nonclinical services at seven public hospitals. Hospital managers are signing contracts […]

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