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Universal Health Coverage Day: Webinar and Publications

Sages-femmes sortants avec les autorités - Côte d’Ivoire
In recognition of Universal Health Coverage Day (12/12), the HFG Project hosted a webinar on strengthening human resources for health as a key step toward reaching universal health coverage. The webinar drew over 90 participants from 26 countries. Learn more and download the presentation...

On UHC Day, the Rockefeller Foundation, USAID, and HFG released four publications and one journal article on implementing pro-poor universal health coverage. View the publications...
Video still: Ghana NHIA
A key challenge facing Ghana’s Ministry of Health and the National Health Insurance Authority is how to ensure financial sustainability of the National Health Insurance Scheme, while also increasing enrollment and improving effective coverage of services. In an interview, NHIA Director of Claims, Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby, explains how HFG and the NHIA are working together. Watch the video...

Media Can Highlight Link Among Health Outcomes, Finance, and Governance

Participants at a Media Workshop hosted by HFG and Internews Kenya in 2014.
In many countries, the media has a potentially key role to play in advancing the health agenda. Journalists can shine a light on critical, often underreported stories by connecting the dots for the public so they can fully understand health priorities and the funding and governance issues behind them. The Health Finance and Governance Briefing Kit  was created to help journalists and other civil society groups tell these important stories. Learn more...

Vietnam: Quantifying Needs and Resources for HIV and AIDS

Graph: Model to Estimate Health Insurance Liability for Treatment of HIV/AIDS in Vietnam (2015–2020)
In Vietnam, an estimated 250,000 people are living with HIV, and about 100,000 are on antiretroviral treatment. With donor funding expected to decline, the government must identify viable solutions for sustaining HIV and AIDS prevention, care, and treatment services. HFG is working with the Ministry of Health to build health financing capacity to analyze domestic resource mobilization options to progressively increase domestic funding for HIV. Learn more...

Implementation Research for UHC in Practice – Lessons Learned in Myanmar and Indonesia

This brief is the first in a series of three, following USAID and HFG collaborative experiences in two countries at different stages of rolling out UHC. While the country contexts are very different, one feature they have in common is unfamiliarity with the purpose, methods, and value of implementation research, especially when applied to UHC-related policies and interventions. Read the brief...
Headshot: Chris Lovelace
Chris Lovelace, MPA
"Good governance is an essential part of the journey toward universal health coverage."
In a recent interview, HFG's Chris Lovelace talks about his work with Ghana's National Health Insurance Scheme, the importance of good governance in improving country health systems, and the future of global health initiatives. Read the full interview!
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