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

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 […]

Using Financing to Improve Tuberculosis Outcomes for Private Sector Patients

Article by Yasmin Madan

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)

Article by Annette Ozaltin

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 […]

WHO Webinar Series: Leveraging Public Financial Management for Better Health

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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ThinkWell Analyst Samya Stumo Among those Killed in Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302

Article by Yogesh Rajkotia

We are profoundly saddened to announce that Samya Stumo, a 24-year-old analyst on our team, was among those killed in the Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday, March 10, 2019. Samya was on her way to Kenya and Uganda as part of her role as a health financing analyst with ThinkWell, a health policy implementation and […]

Beware of the Success Cartel: A Plea for Rational Progress in Global Health

Article by Yogesh Rajkotia

This editorial was originally published November 2018 in BMJ Global Health. By setting ambitious targets, the global health community has played a pivotal role in motivating the world to achieve remarkable improvements in health. Over 21 million additional lives were estimated to have been saved due to the accelerated progress promoted by the Millennium Development […]

ICAN Expands Set of Immunization Delivery Unit Costs

ThinkWell’s Immunization Costing Action Network (ICAN) has launched an expansion of the Immunization Delivery Cost Catalogue (IDCC) to include 30 additional unit costs from nine recently published articles/reports. The unit costs include data from nine countries: Benin, Bhutan, Chad, China, Ethiopia, Haiti, Thailand, Togo and Vietnam. The new data covers health facility, school-based and campaign […]

International Development Doesn’t Care About Patient Privacy

Article by Yogesh Rajkotia

This editorial was published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review on March 21, 2018. In 2013, in southern Mozambique, foreign NGO workers searched for a man whom the local health facility reported as diagnosed with HIV. The workers aimed to verify that the health facility did indeed diagnose and treat him. When they could not […]

Pragmatism, Not Ideology, Must Drive Health Systems Development

Article by Yogesh Rajkotia

This editorial was published on Health Affairs Blog on March 9, 2018. For nearly two decades, donors, policy makers, and public health practitioners have lauded performance-based financing (PBF) as a solution to strengthen health services and accelerate progress toward reaching global health targets. PBF links health care provider payments to the achievement of predefined indicators […]

BBC Media Action and WHO Workshop in Dhaka to Strengthen SBCE Interventions in SRMNCAH

Article by Yogesh Rajkotia

Bangladesh, 20 Nov 2017 Consensus is growing about the importance of "social, behavioral and community engagement" (SBCE) interventions to ensure healthy lives and promoting the well-being. While biomedical interventions remain essential  for health, SBCE interventions are also important to achieve the transformative aspirations of Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy and the Sustainable Development Goals […]

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