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Health Workforce Data Audits in Haiti Lead to Improvements in Human Resources for Health

MSPP health professionals completing the ERHIS-1 questionnaire at Hôpital Immaculé Conception des Cayes, a public hospital in Haiti’s Southern region.
Incomplete and out-of-date health workforce data has made it difficult for Haiti’s Ministry of Health (MSPP) to address their severe shortage of health workers. To address this challenge, the HFG project has worked with the MSPP since 2013 to collect up-to-date data on the current Haitian health workforce, strengthen health workforce information and management systems, and develop the country’s first comprehensive human resources for health strategy. Learn more →

Making the Case for a Political Economy Approach to Health Financing to Nigeria’s Advocacy Network

Left to Right: UNFPA representative, Dr. Akin Oyemakinde (Director, Department of Planning, Research and Statistics, FMoH), Prof. Eyitayo Lambo (Former Minister of Health), and Dr. Gafar Alawode (HFG Chief of Party).
To accelerate health financing reforms, Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Health and the West African Health Organization, established a National Network of Advocacy Champions for Adequate Health Financing. The HFG project was invited to lead a discussion during the inauguration of the Network in late February. At the inaugural event, HFG's Dr. Gafar Alawode shared the approaches HFG has used in working with states pursuing health financing reforms. Learn more →
Bangladesh: Roundtable Discussion on Universal Health Coverage
In March, the 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. Policymakers, economists, development partners, and government officials took part in the discussion aimed at facilitating the exchange of views, experiences, and learnings towards achieving awareness on UHC among key stakeholders in Bangladesh. Learn more→
Health Sector Financing Reform in Ethiopia
The Health Sector Financing Reform/Health Finance and Governance project (HSFR/HFG) has been the lead partner supporting the Government of Ethiopia in rolling out and implementing a wide range of health care financing reforms with the overall goal of increased utilization of health services at the national, regional, district, and health facility levels. A recently published brief summarizes activities and results from 2013-2016. Read the brief →
Webinar: Engaging Non-State Actors in Governing the Quality of Health Care
Join HFG and the Joint Learning Network for a webinar on May 3 on engaging non-state actors in governing quality of care. Speakers will present global lessons learned and cases from several countries including Ghana, Mexico, and the Philippines. Learn more →
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Headshot: Leulseged Ageze
Leulseged Ageze
“With the introduction of community based health insurance in Ethiopia, I have seen tremendous, positive changes in the health-seeking behavior of the population”

In a recent interview, HFG's Ethiopia program Chief of Party/Project Director, Leulseged Ageze talks about transformational reforms in Ethiopia, community-based health insurance, and more. Read the full interview!

Damas Butera of @abtassociates "some progress has been made but there are still gaps in #Guinea's #healthworkforce" #InvestinHealthWorkers

A big step forward for #Haryana in India - first ever understanding of how #health funds flow #UHC #evidence4impact: 

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