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ThinkWell at the 2021 InaHEA Biennial Scientific Meeting

20 September 2021

On September 21, 2021, the USAID Health Financing Activity (HFA), which is implemented by ThinkWell, will sponsor and host the 7th Indonesian Health Economics Association (InaHEA) Biennial Scientific Meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to optimize resources to improve health outcomes, and in the face of new waves of COVID-19, this goal is of […]

Shaping health economics in a time of global change: ThinkWell at the 2021 iHEA Congress

25 June 2021

From July 12-15, ThinkWell will virtually join health economists and health system leaders at the 2021 International Health Economics Association (iHEA) Congress to discuss bold, creative, and practical solutions that actually work. In twelve organized sessions and four poster sessions, we will showcase transformative work from the Strategic Purchasing for Primary Health Care (SP4PHC), USAID Health Financing Activity, and Immunization Costing Action Network (ICAN) programs.  Be sure to take a […]

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Launching the Samya Rose Stumo Memorial Fellowship for Global Health

22 March 2021

Two years ago, we tragically lost ThinkWell analyst Samya Rose Stumo at age 24 in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. Samya was an emerging leader in global health who cared most about treating all people and patients as human beings, particularly in the context of their culture, family, and individuality. She was infectiously […]

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ThinkWell at HSR2020!

30 October 2020

ThinkWell is pleased to virtually join over 2,000 policymakers, practitioners, and researchers from more than 100 countries at the Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2020) from November 8-12, 2020. This year, the gathering aims to, “explore how we can build health systems which improve people’s health and are socially just.” We’re thrilled that […]

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ThinkWell Stands Against Racism, Injustice, and Inequality

09 June 2020

Article by Yogesh Rajkotia

In these last few months, two dangerous illnesses have taken center stage in our lives. The first sickness, COVID-19, has radically changed the way we live. The second, an ever-present disease, has stepped back into the spotlight – the sickness of racism. Most of us who have entered the field of global public health have […]

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Improving Liberia’s Health System and Health Outcomes

21 April 2020

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently awarded Jhpiego a $20 million contract for the Strategic Technical Assistance for Improved Health System Performance and Health Outcomes Activity (STAIP) project in Liberia. ThinkWell is a member of Jhpiego’s project consortium. The four-year project has three main objectives: Strengthen the management capacity of county health teams and […]

Covid-19

COVID-19: How We’re Taking Action

30 March 2020

Article by Yogesh Rajkotia

Dear ThinkWell community, The COVID-19 pandemic has rattled health systems and upended people’s lives around the globe. As the virus spreads into countries where we work, ThinkWell has mobilized to support COVID-19 response efforts. At the same time, we are dedicated to protecting our team’s safety and reducing the virus’s spread. In collaboration with local […]

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ThinkWell Founder & CEO Yogesh Rajkotia Gives Keynote at Global Health Landscape Symposium

09 December 2019

On December 5, 2019, Yogesh Rajkotia gave the keynote talk at the Global Health Council’s Global Health Landscape Symposium. His talk was based on the article “Beware of the success cartel: A plea for rational progress in global health” that the BMJ published.

ICAN Presents Latest Research on Immunization Delivery Costing at the 2019 iHEA World Congress

02 August 2019

The Immunization Costing Action Network (ICAN) participated in a number of sessions during the 2019 iHEA World Congress in Basel, Switzerland. The ICAN, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is working to increase the visibility, availability, understanding, and use of evidence on the cost of delivering vaccines. ICAN’s main Congress session showcased the […]

Challenges Faced in Purchasing Family Planning and Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Services in Indonesia, Kenya and the Philippines

30 July 2019

“PhilHealth offers neither a carrot nor stick approach to convince private midwives to provide family planning services,” shared Dr. Marife Yap, during a session at the 2019 iHEA World Congress in Basel, Switzerland. Dr. Yap discussed the experience in the Philippines to expand access to family planning (FP) services by encouraging private providers to expand […]

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