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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 

Using Financing to Improve Tuberculosis Outcomes for Private Sector Patients

29 April 2019

Despite widespread use of private providers for the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (TB), the quality of care in the private sector is hindering efforts to improve TB outcomes. TB remains the ninth leading cause of death worldwide, and efforts to drive improvements have been largely focused on the public sector. Across the top 30 […]

ICAN Expands Immunization Delivery Cost Catalogue (IDCC)

22 April 2019

Have you ever wondered what it costs to deliver the HPV vaccine in schools in Indonesia? Are you looking for evidence on operational costs to inform your country’s immunization program? Have you been searching for the cost of mobile vaccine delivery in Uganda, Peru, or Bangladesh? Our new and improved set of resources has this […]

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