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Strengthening Primary Care as the Foundation of JKN

Central to the vision of JKN and the Government of Indonesia’s commitment to enhancing the health of all of its citizens is strengthening the role of primary care to prevent, treat and manage health conditions. How it is working, what the challenges are, and where might changes to regulations or operationalization of JKN contribute to […]

Uganda: Governing for Quality Improvement in the Context of UHC

In 2010, the Uganda Capacity Program conducted a situation analysis of quality improvement initiatives that identified there were many quality improvement initiatives, however they were mostly donor driven. Uganda had weak mechanisms to coordinate the initiatives at all levels. The National Quality Improvement Framework and Strategic Plan was developed to recognize the need to institutionalize, […]

Ethiopia: Governing for Quality Improvement in the Context of UHC

The government of Ethiopia launched the Health Sector Development Program (HSDP) in the 1990s. During the 2010 reform of the health sector, the Drug Administration and Control Agency was re-established to focus on regulating drugs and food, and expanded their scope by including the regulation of health facilities and personnel. They changed their name to […]

Ghana: Governing for Quality Improvement in the Context of UHC

Resource Type: Case Study Authors: Lisa Tarantino, Kelley Laird, Amanda Ottosson, Ruben Frescas, Kedar Mate, Vivian Addo-Cobbiah, Cynthia Bannerman, Paulina Pacheco, Daniel Burssa, Andrew Likaka, Mirwais Rahimzai, M. Rashad Massoud, and Shams Syed Published: August 2016 Resource Description:  Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was established by an Act of Parliament in 2003 (Act 650) to provide financial risk […]

Malaysia: Governing for Quality Improvement in the Context of UHC

Presently, Malaysia does not have a social health insurance scheme except for the Social Security Organization (SOCSO), which provides coverage to formal sector employees for work-related illnesses and injuries. Malaysia’s current public health system does not target specific populations and the Ministry of Health (MOH) has a clear mandate to serve all. For services or […]

Governing Quality in Health Care on the Path to Universal Health Coverage: A Review of the Literature and 25 Country Experiences

While research has been conducted on service delivery and financing schemes for UHC, little consolidated knowledge or guidance is available on institutional arrangements and their impact on quality of care in the context of UHC. Responding to this need, the HFG project conducted a literature review to attempt to document global experience in institutional roles […]

Philippines: Governing for Quality Improvement in the Context of UHC

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, or PhilHealth, was created in 1995 to administer the National Health Insurance Program, which aims to provide financial access to health services to all Filipinos. In 1998, PhilHealth established the Sponsored Program to provide coverage for the poor.

Mexico: Governing for Quality Improvement in the Context of UHC

A pilot study was conducted in 2001 to explore the feasibility of implementing a public health insurance for those not covered by social security. In 2004, Mexico scaled-up this complementary tax-based public health insurance scheme, System of Social Protection in Health (SSPH), after a law was approved by Congress in 2003.

Tanzania: Governing for Quality Improvement in the Context of UHC

Since gaining independence in 1961, the United Republic of Tanzania has been politically stable and seen economic growth. In 2003, GDP per capita was 277 USD. It has increased to 955 USD. Tanzania has invested greatly in the public sector, including health reforms that embrace and encourage public-private partnerships and the decentralization of the public […]

Institutional Roles and Relationships Governing the Quality of Health Care

Improving the quality of patient-centered health services is paramount to delivering on the promise of universal health coverage (UHC). Many countries seek to expand access to affordable care; but ensuring quality of care during and after significant UHC reforms is recognized as a key challenge (JLN 2013). In a survey of over 100 government officials […]

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