First Global Health Accounts Peer-Learning Workshop

In November 2016, over 60 government technicians, policymakers, 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 […]

Caribbean Drafts First Regional Global Health Security Agenda Roadmap

In the Caribbean region, a high prevalence of vector-borne diseases and frequent cross-border travel challenge these small nations’ abilities to prevent, detect, and respond to global health threats. A single outbreak can have devastating effects on such countries, and can easily and immediately spread from one country to another. At the upcoming Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Conference […]

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, […]

Financing of UHC and Family Planning: A Multi-Regional Landscape Study

This report presents observed trends and lessons learned from a health financing landscape study of fifteen countries. We conducted detailed analyses of eight countries in West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo (“core countries”). We also reviewed seven countries at various stages of achieving UHC to draw lessons learned and […]

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

To accelerate health financing reforms in pursuit of universal health coverage, the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), in collaboration with the West African Health Organization (WAHO), established a National Network of Advocacy Champions for Adequate Health Financing to contribute to better health financing. The Network will use strategic and targeted advocacy action at relevant points […]

Webinar: Expanding Health Coverage for Informal Workers in LMICs

USAID’s Health Finance and Governance (HFG) hosted a webinar on 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 and global researchers, implementers, […]

On World TB Day, Focusing on Health Financing to End Tuberculosis

Often, public financial management (PFM) systems contain barriers that impede the effective purchasing and provision of TB services from care to treatment, resulting in poorer health outcomes for the most vulnerable populations. This can result in cases of TB left unrecognized when providers are not incentivized to screen for it, or high levels of drug […]

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