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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

Article by Leah Breen

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 […]

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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 […]

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

02 August 2019

Article by Jennifer Deist

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

Article by Jennifer Deist

“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 […]

ThinkWell at the 2019 iHEA World Congress

25 June 2019

Article by Jennifer Deist

ThinkWell will be hosting sessions at the 2019 iHEA World Congress in Basel, Switzerland, July 13-17, showcasing work from the Immunization Costing Action Network (ICAN) and Strategic Purchasing for Primary Health Care (SP4PHC) program. Strategic Purchasing for Primary Health Care Many low and middle-income countries are embracing national health insurance and other government financing schemes […]

The Samya Rose Stumo Memorial Initiative for Universal Quality Healthcare

21 May 2019

Article by Yogesh Rajkotia

Samya Stumo was an emerging leader in global health. As described by her family, “Samya was passionate about revolutionizing global health, especially reducing obstacles for women. She cared most about treating all people and patients as human beings, particularly in the context of their culture, family, and individuality. Samya was infectiously vibrant, intensely curious, and […]

ThinkWell Awarded $14.9 million USAID Contract to Support Sustainable Health Financing in Indonesia

09 May 2019

Article by Jennifer Deist

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a $14.9 million contract to ThinkWell to implement “Sustainable Financing for a Healthy Indonesia,” a bold, innovative project in Indonesia focused on sustainable health financing and strategic health purchasing over five years. In keeping with ThinkWell’s mission, the goal is to ensure Indonesia’s health system […]

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 […]

Leveraging Public Financial Management for Better Health

16 April 2019

Article by Ileana Vilcu

How can budgets be reformed to facilitate progress towards UHC? If you want to learn more on improving budget formulation, execution, and reporting in health, please join the new WHO six-part webinar series on Leveraging Public Financial Management for Better Health. The webinar series, facilitated by ThinkWell, will be conducted from May to November 2019, […]

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