Resource Type: Brief Authors: Health Finance and Governance Project Published: September 2017 Resource Description: The Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project has promoted the use of digital financial services (DFS) in health for the past five years. HFG knowledge management activities include publishing case studies, participating in DFS workshops, interviewing service providers, conducting literature reviews, and conducting field […]
Under Botswana’s ambitious Treat All Strategy, nearly 350,000 people living with HIV will require antiretroviral therapy (ART) by 2020. With almost half of Botswana’s health expenditure already allocated to HIV, the Ministry of Health (MOH) will need to mobilize additional resources and achieve efficient use of available resources to sustain successful ART coverage.
The USAID-funded Health Sector Financing Reform/Health Finance and Governance project (HSFR/HFG) has been the lead partner supporting the Government of Ethiopia to roll out and implement its wide range of health care financing (HCF) reforms at the national, regional, woreda (district), and health facility levels.
The Government of India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) places rigorous emphasis on evidence-based planning, monitoring, and supervision of public health services. Generation and use of reliable, quality health data is crucial for improving the quality of health services, especially to achieve the maternal and child health goals aimed for under the strategic […]
This brief is the first in a series of three, titled, Implementation Research for UHC in Practice – A Series of Technical Briefs Based on Lessons Learned from the Field in Myanmar and Indonesia. The series follows USAID and HFG collaborative experiences and lessons learned in two countries—Myanmar and Indonesia—that are at different stages of […]
Resource Type: Brief Authors: Alia Kauser and Kavita Sharma Published: 6/1/16 Resource Description: Taking quality health care to the farthest corners of the country is at the heart of the Government of India’s public health policy and programming. The National Health Mission’s reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCH+A) strategic approach underscores the need to ensure […]
Health policy and systems research (HPSR), and health systems in general, have become the subject of intense global interest in recent years. The evidence from increased use of HPSR enhances health program design and implementation, and improves understanding of how to remove bottlenecks and better target domestic or donor investments—especially those focused on Universal Health […]
In many countries, the media has a potentially key role to play in advancing the health agenda. Journalists can shine a light on critical, but often underreported stories by connecting the dots for the public, civil society organizations, and decision-makers so they can fully understand health priorities and the funding and governance issues behind them. The World Health Organization estimates […]
Ending preventable child and maternal deaths is at the forefront of country and development partner health agendas. While progress has been made over the last few decades, significant challenges remain. Of all of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the least progress has been made toward Goal 5 – Improving maternal health.
A new policy brief written by HFG and the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) finds that “Well-designed insurance programs offer a way to improve the quality and equitable provision of family planning services.” The Role of Health Insurance in Family Planning explores how insurance programs “can be designed to increase demand for and uptake of family […]