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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 presenting at ICFP 2022

11 November 2022

We are excited to announce that members of our ThinkWell team will be participating in the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) from November 14– November 17, 2022. About ICFP This is the world’s largest gathering of family planning (FP) and reproductive health professionals. Over the years, ICFP has “grown into a platform for researchers, […]

SP4PHC Presenting at HSR2022

28 October 2022

We’re thrilled to announce that ThinkWell’s Strategic Purchasing for Primary Health Care (SP4PHC) team will be participating in the Seventh Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2022) from October 31 to November 4, 2022. SP4PHC will be leading several oral presentations, as well as satellite and poster sessions. This conference will provide a forum for […]

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 […]

Dr. Hasbullah Thabrany Attends G20 Panel

30 September 2022

Written by Tara Grier This month, ThinkWell’s Dr. Hasbullah Thabrany attended the Health 20 (H20) conference, a component of the G20 platform activities. Dr. Hasbullah has been an integral part of global health advancement for decades now. After receiving degrees from Universitas Indonesia and the University of California, Dr. Hasbullah went on to serve as […]

Joy Walubita Featured in New WHO and UNFPA’s Learning by Sharing Portal

15 July 2022

“There is no universal health without sexual and reproductive health”  The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Population Fund are launching a Sexual and Reproductive Health and Universal Health Coverage Learning by Sharing Portal (SRH-UHC-LSP). The SRH-UHC LSP, launching on July 19, is a global resource that will feature national-level stories with a […]

How Integration Can Lead to Greater Coverage for Cancer Care

13 June 2022

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer. Despite this fact, the lack of access to resources can make it deadly. 90% of deaths attributed to cervical cancer are a result of inaccessibility to necessary resources, treatment, and screening.   Francophone Africa is one of many areas that struggles with this issue and […]

Helping researchers to cost immunization campaigns through methodological guidance

24 May 2022

Immunization campaigns are a vital delivery strategy to improve coverage and decrease morbidity and mortality from vaccine-preventable diseases. Campaigns are used frequently to administer a variety of lifesaving vaccines such as measles, cholera, yellow fever, and Covid-19. Immunization campaigns require significant resources over a short period of time. Inadequate funding can decrease a campaign’s effectiveness, […]

WHO announces a single-dose HPV vaccine: But the fight to eliminate cervical cancer doesn’t end there

28 April 2022

After a three-day convention, the World Health Organization (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization announced that a single-dose schedule for the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) “offers solid protection against cervical cancer.”  This is a major development in the global movement to eliminate cervical cancer, which plagues women in low- and middle-income countries […]

Investing in women and girls: Cervical cancer elimination as a country priority for both UHC and economic development

07 April 2022

Written by Andrea Bare (Program Director, ThinkWell) According to the World Health Organization (WHO), universal health coverage (UHC) means that all people have access to the health services they need, when and where they need them, without financial hardship. Cervical cancer elimination is one of countless areas to be addressed through UHC, but noteworthy given […]

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