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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

Article by Michaela Mallow

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 […]

ThinkWell presentation on donor transition at UHC2030 meeting, Nov 2017

This slide set presents the preliminary findings of a country consultation paper on challenges and opportunities of donor transition prepared by ThinkWell for the UHC2030 Working Group on Sustainability, Transition from Aid and Health Systems Strengthening. The presentation was delivered at a meeting of the WG in Montreux on Nov 3, 2017.   Read more […]

HEEF Webinar on Provider Payment Reform on January 10

Article by Martha Coe

The Health Economics Exchange Forum (HEEF) of Afghanistan is hosting a webinar on provider payment reform on January 10, 2017. Learn more & sign up for the webinar here.

Expanding Universal Health Coverage from the Ground Up

Stefan Nachuk takes a look back at lessons learned from the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN). Learn why facilitators are the “secret sauce” and see what’s next for JLN. Read the full post at The Lancet Global Health Blog.

ThinkWell’s Erik Josephson and Jessica Gergen present on P4P

Kara Hanson’s 10 takeaways from the recent results-based financing (RBF) workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, including a mention of ThinkWell’s work on quality of care in RBF.

ThinkWell Joins the Global Partnership for Social Accountability

ThinkWell has joined the World Bank Group’s Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA). The partnership consists of over 200 organizations from around the world from civil society, the donor community, private sector and academia working to strengthen citizen-driven accountability and transparency. The GPSA’s goal is to create an enabling environment in which citizen feedback is […]

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