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Nigerian Radio Advocates for More Domestic Funding for HIV and AIDS

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Private organizations in Nigeria, including the media, are heeding the call to take ownership of the HIV and AIDS response. In Rivers State, radio stations Cool FM, Wazobia FM, and Nigeria Info have shown commitment to the cause, signing a deal in July 2016 to provide HIV-related programming over the next two years. The memorandum of understanding—worth about USD $48,000—was developed in partnership with the Rivers State HIV and AIDS Domestic Resource Mobilization Technical Working Group. Learn more...

September 22 Technical Briefing Session | The Joint Learning Network: Spotlight on Ghana

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Join us this Thursday, September 22 at 9AM ET to learn about the Joint Learning Network (JLN) and their work on the ground, and to hear from Ghana’s National Health Insurance Agency about their collaboration with the JLN and the HFG project. The JLN is a country-driven network of practitioners and policymakers who together develop knowledge products to bridge the gap between theory and practice, with the goal of extending health care coverage to more than 3 billion people. Attend the session online or in-person

How Ethiopia is Empowering Women Through Community-Based Health Insurance

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Ethiopia has taken great strides in recent years to provide access to healthcare and financial protection for its citizens through government supported health insurance. Thanks to the government’s Community Based Health Insurance schemes, supported by the Health Sector Financing Reform/Health Finance and Governance project (HSFR/HFG), women in Ethiopia are more empowered and better able to independently access essential health care services. Learn more...
Effective, Efficient, Accountable: Ministries Discuss Domestic Resource Mobilization
Recently, HFG organized a multi-country workshop to support policymakers from public health and finance agencies in the development of concrete action plans for mobilizing domestic resources for health. 25 health and finance experts from Bangladesh, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Peru, Tanzania, and the United States, convened at the Domestic Resource Mobilization for Health “Slice of the Pie” Workshop in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from September 1-2, 2016. Read more...
Implementing Universal Health Coverage on the Ground: The View from Four Countries
Each country's path to UHC will be influenced by its politics, finances, health indicators, and competing priorities. Despite challenges, countries are making headway. HFG is working in more than 30 countries, learning what implementing UHC looks like in practice. The projects experiences in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Indonesia, and Nigeria offer valuable insights into what implementing UHC entails. Read more...
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Noël Nahounou
"Universal health coverage is key to better health in low-income African countries."

Noël Nahounou, HFG's Côte d’Ivoire Chief of Party, talks governance, universal health coverage, and domestic resource mobilization. Read the full interview!

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