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Kenya’s new social health insurance bill: What, why, and how?

25 September 2023

One month ago, the Government of Kenya released four new health bills to accelerate progress towards the goal of universal health coverage. If passed, the bills will set in motion far-reaching reforms to how health services are financed and delivered in Kenya. Among these bills is the Social Health Insurance Bill, which proposes extending health […]

Moving Towards Universal Health Care Through Stronger Subnational Health Systems: Lessons from Western Visayas Regional Summit

21 September 2023

By Kristan Jela Tambio, Helena Lagon Alvior, Pura Angela Co, Maria Eufemia Yap, Mary Camille Samson, and Rosario Dizon As the Philippines continues its progress towards fully implementing its Universal Health Care (UHC) Law (RA 11223), it is crucial to harness ground-level insights and best practices that can be shared across the different provinces and […]

Improving maternal and newborn health services through strategic purchasing

09 May 2023

In October 2022, the Strategic Health Purchasing Pilot for Maternal and Newborn Health Services (“the pilot”) launched in Serang District of Indonesia. The pilot is a collaborative effort from the Ministry of Health and Indonesia’s Health Insurance Agency (BPJSK) to improve the way that maternal and newborn health services are paid for under the country’s […]

Register for ThinkWell’s IHEA Pre-Congresses

01 May 2023

The 15th IHEA World Congress on Health Economics will be held July 9-12, 2023, in Cape Town, South Africa, and our teams are prepping for our biggest attendance yet. Our projects will be featured in five pre-congress sessions all listed below, all of which are available for FREE virtual attendance. The IHEA Congress is an […]

Financing health facilities directly: What is all the fuss about?

02 May 2023

On June 1, 2023, at 9:00 AM-EST, ThinkWell hosted the third installment of the Counterpoint webinar series titled “Financing health facilities directly: What is all the fuss about?” During this webinar, we explored the topic of financing health facilities directly. Watch the recording There is a growing consensus that granting health facilities in the public sector […]

ThinkWell Founder and CEO Yogesh Rajkotia steps down, celebrates new chapter for organization under incoming CEO Dai Hozumi

01 March 2023

WASHINGTON, DC, March 1, 2023―ThinkWell, a leading a global health organization dedicated to improving health systems in low- and middle-income countries, announced today that Yogesh Rajkotia, the organization’s founder and CEO, will be stepping down from his role as CEO after 11 years to become Chairman of the Board. Rajkotia has appointed Dai Hozumi, an […]

ThinkWell Presented at the 6th PhilHealth Research Forum

29 November 2022

Members of our ThinkWell team in the Philippines presented at the 6th PhilHealth STUDIES Forum held on November 9, 2022 at the Philippine International Convention Center. The theme of this year’s forum was “Health Financing in Post-Pandemic Times: Exploring New Theories and Practices to Advance Universal Health Coverage (UHC).” Dr. Pura Angela “Peewee” Co and […]

ThinkWell at ICFP 2022

11 November 2022

DECEMBER 2022 UPDATE Two of the posters that Technical Advisor Geminn Apostol presented were honored with best poster awards at the conference. Click the links below to find the posters: Mapping the Complex and Multiple Financing Roles and Expenditure Flows for Family Planning (FP) in the Philippines: A nationwide study from 2018-2019 Challenges to Achieving […]

ThinkWell at HSR2022

10 January 2023

In November, twelve members of the ThinkWell team participated in person and remotely in the Seventh Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2022). The symposium provided a forum for experts to discuss strategies and practices that will help combat global health challenges, a marketplace to showcase the latest relevant research, and a platform to connect […]

HSR 2022 Satellite Session: Ends and Means in Health Reform & Debunking Myths of Contributory Social Health Insurance

03 October 2022

Along with R4D, SPARC, World Health Organization, and the KEMRI Wellcome Trust Programme, ThinkWell will be hosting a two-day hybrid satellite session. One session will be held on October 31st from 8 am-4 pm (GMT –5), while another will take place on November 1st from 8 am-4 pm (GMT-5). Objectives of reform are often conflated […]