Minding the HIV and AIDS Financing Gap: HFG at Work in Nigeria

Nigeria has the biggest economy on the African continent, fueled by its oil exports, according to World Bank estimates. This wealth, however, has not yet translated into significant increases in allocation of domestic resources to support Nigeria’s HIV and AIDS response. Instead, most of the country’s funding for its HIV and AIDS programs is provided […]

Ethiopia Health Minister Applauds Community-Based Health Insurance

On a recent visit to the Dewa Chefa district community-based health insurance (CBHI) scheme, Ethiopia’s Minister of Health Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu recognized the success of CBHI in expanding access to care and reaffirmed his earlier announcement that Ethiopia would expand CBHI throughout the country. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has worked with […]

Brief: Exploring New Sources of Revenue for Health

In lower middle-income countries, many questions remain around how to scale up health systems to reach Universal Health Coverage. Where will the money come from; what financing mechanisms are available to policymakers; and what are the trade-offs that must be taken into account? This brief highlights the key questions and findings behind HFG’s technical report, “Domestic Innovative Financing […]

“Vision Combined with Action” – Haiti’s Health Financing Conference

Haiti’s Ministry of Health in partnership with USAID/Haiti recently hosted the “International Conference on Access to Health Care for All in Haiti: Challenges and Perspectives for Funding.”  Designed to build commitment and momentum toward launching the effort to develop Haiti’s first health financing strategy, the conference was held in Port-au-Prince on April 28 and 29, 2015, and […]

Malaria Interventions Save Money, Resources at the Facility-Level

There have been impressive gains in the fight against malaria since 2000, with incidence dropping nearly 30 percent globally and mortality falling by 47 percent, according to recent World Health Organization estimates. Evidence is scant, however, when it comes to understanding the broader impact of these gains on health systems in lower middle-income countries. In […]

Ghana Health Insurance Officials Hone Monitoring and Evaluation Skills

Over the past decade, Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has grown to cover over 9.8 million people. Despite this success, the NHIS has struggled to establish a system of monitoring and evaluation (M&E). HFG recently delivered an M&E course to 26 directors, deputy directors, and senior managers of the Ghana National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), the body that […]

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