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Social health insurance contributes to universal coverage in South Africa, but generates…

Many low- and middle-income countries are reforming their health financing mechanisms as part of broader strategies to achieve universal health coverage (UHC).

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Estimating the Cost of Providing Foundational Public Health Services

Objective To estimate the cost of resources required to implement a set of Foundational Public Health Services (FPHS) as recommended by the Institute of Medicine.

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Experiences in Vaccine Procurement for Middle Income Countries: the Swaziland Experience

Njabuliso Lukhele of the Ministry of Health Swaziland shared Swaziland’s experiences in Vaccine Procurement at the recent Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (RITAG) Meeting, Johannesburg, South Africa, 05-08 December 2017. A summary of his presentation appears below. As a Lower Middle Income Country (MIC), Swaziland is not and has never been eligible to receive financial support for its immunization programs through the GAVI Alliance. Therefore, 83% of the health care budget is financed through domestic sources, and only 17% comes from from WHO and UNICEF.

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The US President’s Malaria Initiative, <i>Plasmodium falciparum</i> transmission…

by Peter Winskill, Hannah C. Slater, Jamie T. Griffin, Azra C. Ghani, Patrick G. T

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Realizing Agenda 2030: Not just more, but better financing needed to succeed

How do the global goals crowd in international financing and inform domestic priorities? A new AidData report assesses the historical baseline for funding to the SDGs.

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Cost-effectiveness of adding indoor residual spraying to case management in Afghan refugee…

by Natasha Howard, Lorna Guinness, Mark Rowland, Naeem Durrani, Kristian S. Hansen Introduction Financing of malaria control for displaced populations is limited in scope and duration, making cost-effectiveness analyses relevant but difficult. This study analyses cost-effectiveness of adding prevention through targeted indoor residual spraying (IRS) to case management in Afghan refugee settlements in Pakistan during a prolonged malaria epidemic

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Equity in health financing of Guangxi after China’s universal health coverage: evidence based…

Healthcare financing should be equitable.

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The unintended consequences of community verifications for performance-based financing in…

Publication date: October 2017 Source:Social Science &amp; Medicine, Volume 191 Author(s): Anne-Marie Turcotte-Tremblay, Idriss Ali Gali-Gali, Manuela De Allegri, Valéry Ridde Performance-based financing (PBF) is being widely implemented to improve healthcare services in Africa.

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Sustained Gains In Coverage, Access, And Affordability Under The ACA: A 2017 Update [ACA…

The significant gains in health insurance coverage and improvements in health care access and affordability that followed the implementation of the key coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act in 2014 have persisted into 2017.

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Crowdfunding our health: Economic risks and benefits

Publication date: Available online 31 August 2017 Source:Social Science &amp; Medicine Author(s): Matthew J.

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How can we build better partnerships for global health?

For our Tuesday, July 27th Salon, we discussed partnerships and interoperability in global health systems. The room housed a wide range of perspectives, from small to large non-governmental organizations to donors and funders to software developers to designers to healthcare professionals to students. Our lead discussants were Josh Nesbit, CEO at Medic Mobile; Jonathan McKay, Global Head of Partnerships and Director of the US Office of Praekelt.org; and Tiffany Lentz, Managing Director, Office of Social Change Initiatives at ThoughtWorks We started by hearing from our discussants on why they had decided to tackle issues in the area of health. Reasons were primarily because health systems were excluding people from care and organizations wanted to find a way to make healthcare inclusive.

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Health for All at the International Institute for Primary Health Care, Ethiopia

The time is ripe for a revitalization of the primary health care (PHC) movement. “Health for All through Primary Health Care” (HFA) was first envisioned at the 1978 International Conference on Primary Health Care (World Health Organization and UNICEF), and was enshrined in the Declaration of Alma-Ata. The HFA goal of bringing essential, affordable, scientifically sound, socially acceptable  health care provided by health workers who are trained to work as a health team and who are responsive to the health needs of the community, guided by strong community engagement by the year 2000 but has not been fully met. Fortunately the vision of Alma-Ata has taken root, sprouted and flourished in a number of locations.

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Making the Case for Donor Financing for AgTech Investment

The market for AgTech investment is growing. According to AgFunder, in 2016 there was $3.23 billion dollars invested in 580 AgTech deals. Investments in US firms represented 40% of of those deals, followed by investments in India, Canada, UK, Israel and France. However, investments in Africa and most of Asia remain low, a missed opportunity given that this is where the majority of the approximately 500 million small-holder farmers in the world who produce 70% of the world’s food are located. While there are challenges to encouraging AgTech investment in emerging markets, donors and impact funds and other actors in the entrepreneurial ecosystem can play a role in attracting capital to this growing field

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Assessing income redistributive effect of health financing in Zambia

Originally posted here:  Assessing income redistributive effect of health financing in Zambia

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