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HSR2020

Public Financial Management challenges and innovations: Learning from COVID-19 health response

15 April 2021

On March 31, 2021, staff from ThinkWell’s Strategic Purchasing for Primary Health Care (SP4PHC) project participated in HSR2020 session, “Public Financial Management challenges and innovations – Learning from COVID-19 health response.” In 2020, coronavirus-affected countries explored and tested alternative modalities to formulate budgets and accelerate public spending to the frontlines. During the session, “Public Financial […]

HSR2020

Adjusting health purchasing arrangements to support the COVID response: a global overview and country lessons

15 April 2021

On March 10, 2021, staff from ThinkWell’s Strategic Purchasing for Primary Health Care (SP4PHC) project participated in HSR2020 session, “Adjusting health purchasing arrangements to support the COVID response: a global overview and country lessons.” The COVID-19 global pandemic compelled governments to rapidly examine and modify purchasing arrangements for channeling resources to health providers to increase […]

HSR2020

Strengthening Capacity for Strategic Purchasing

15 April 2021

On January 13, 2021, staff from ThinkWell’s Strategic Purchasing for Primary Health Care (SP4PHC) project participated in HSR2020 session, “Strengthening Capacity for Strategic Purchasing.” The session’s purpose was to share the latest research and best practices in strategic purchasing. At its core, strategic purchasing is about improving how ministries of health and government health insurance […]

contraceptives

Improving Access to High Quality Family Planning by Putting the “Universal” into “UHC Schemes”

24 March 2021

This post originally appeared on Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters here. Written by Matt Boxshall, Anooj Pattnaik, and Nirmala Ravishankar The global FP community recently gathered under the banner “UHC: not without FP.” A virtual plenary of the International Conference of Family Planning looked to “demonstrate why integrating FP into UHC is essential to its […]

Covid vaccine immunization

Now’s the Time to Invest in Sustainable Immunization Financing

10 February 2021

Article by Leah Breen

What’s one of the greatest public health investments but is often underfunded? Immunization. “[Immunization] programs are a victim of their own success. The expanded program for immunization started in the 1970s around the world…and today, in most parts of the world, a lot of diseases [such as diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles, and tuberculosis] aren’t […]

HSR2020

Ten Take-Aways from the Health Systems Research (HSR2020) Symposium

20 November 2020

Article by Leah Breen

At the Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2020) from November 7-12, ThinkWell joined over 2,000 policymakers, practitioners, and researchers from more than 100 countries to “explore how we can build health systems which improve people’s health and are socially just.” Some of our Kenya, Burkina Faso, Philippines and US-based staff shared their take-aways […]

philippines climate change

Health system adaptation to climate change: a perspective from Antique, Philippines

18 November 2020

Article by Gelo Apostol

Written by Geminn Louis Apostol, Jemar Anne Sigua, Mary Camille Samson, and Leonicio Abiera Jr. UPDATE: The presentation can be viewed here. The Global Climate Risk Index 2020 ranked the Philippines second on its list of countries most affected by extreme weather events related to climate change in 2018. Building health system resilience in the […]

If you’re not ready, you need to adapt: Lessons for managing public finances from the COVID-19 response

26 October 2020

Article by Nirmala Ravishankar

This piece originally appeared on P4H here Written by Hélène Barroy, Federica Margini, Joseph Kutzin (World Health Organization), Nirmala Ravishankar  (ThinkWell), Moritz Piatti-Fünfkirchen (World Bank Group), Srinivas Gurazada (PEFA), Chris James (OECD) COVID-19 has been a well-recognized stress test for public financial management (PFM) systems in most countries. It exposed the overall weaknesses of PFM systems across countries […]

innovative financing

Putting the innovation back into innovative financing for health

27 July 2020

Article by Meera Chakravarthy

This week, ThinkWell is thrilled to complete a three-month review of 42 major innovative financing initiatives that focus on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3—health and well-being. The aim of the review[1]  is that its recommendations are picked up by the G20, its health and finance ministers, donors, development finance institutions (DFIs), investors and bankers to […]

Indonesia Midwives

The Puzzle of Indonesia’s Midwives and Health Insurance

29 May 2020

In Indonesia, private midwives face barriers to joining JKN, the country’s single-payer health insurance scheme. But there are solutions to breaking down the barriers. Check out ThinkWell’s video on those challenges and strategies to address the problems. Video by Analyst Meera Chakravarthy 

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