Vietnam: Quantifying Needs and Resources for HIV and AIDS Treatment

In Vietnam, an estimated 250,000 people are living with HIV (PLHIV), and about 100,000 are on antiretroviral (ARV) treatment, according to the Ministry of Health. With donor funding expected to decline, it is critical for the government to identify viable solutions for sustaining HIV and AIDS prevention, care, and treatment services. HFG is supporting the […]

Partnering with Nigeria to Adopt Technology for Rapid, Effective TB Response

TB testing and results reporting is a lengthy process in Nigeria—partly due to a reliance on paper records, overburdened labs, and slow data transit systems—making it difficult for the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP) to account for and enroll patients diagnosed with drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) in a timely manner. DR-TB occurs when strains of the tuberculosis […]

Mobile Money for Health Case Study Compendium

Despite the recent proliferation of mobile phone usage and uptake of mobile money in developing markets, use in the health sector remains limited and, often, has not been brought to scale. This compendium seeks to expand the knowledge base on mobile money in the health sector by drawing out trends from existing programs and examining what’s worked, what hasn’t, […]

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez Praises Ethiopia’s CBHI Program

Earlier this summer, Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez, Assistant Administrator for Global Health, and Dr. Kebede Worku, State Minister of the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health, visited one of Ethiopia’s first community-based health insurance (CBHI) schemes. Since its establishment, the Gimbichu CBHI scheme has registered remarkable results, and is considered among the most highly performing schemes in […]

Essential Package of Health Services Country Snapshot Series

A new series of country profiles analyzes the governance dimensions of Essential Packages of Health Services (EPHS) in the 24 Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD) priority countries. An EPHS can be defined as the package of services that the government is providing or is aspiring to provide to its citizens in an equitable manner. Essential packages are […]

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