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Rolling Out Free Family Planning in Burkina Faso is Improving Choice, But Who Will Pay?

20 January 2021

Article by Matt Boxshall

This post originally appeared on Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters Despite many competing challenges, the Government of Burkina Faso continues to demonstrate its commitment to sexual and reproductive health rights. In July 2020, Burkina’s Ministry of Health (MoH) moved to improve equity and access to family planning (FP) by extending ‘Gratuité’ – a user fee […]

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Lessons from Rapid Implementation: How the revamped system to purchase Covid services in Indonesia affected its hospitals

17 December 2020

Article by Ryan Nugraha

This post originally appeared on P4H here The spread of Covid-19 around the world has provided a litmus test on the strength and resilience of every country’s health system. Indonesia has been no exception. As of November 6, 2020, there have been 421,731 positive confirmed cases with a devastating 3.38% mortality rate, putting tremendous pressure […]

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Presenting Research at the Annual Scientific Forum of the Indonesian Public Health Association

08 December 2020

Article by Prastuti Soewondo

Written by Prastuti Soewondo, Halimah Mardani, and Nadhila Adani ThinkWell’s Indonesia team presented research findings from three studies at the Annual Scientific Forum of the Indonesian Public Health Association on November 24-26, 2020. The conference was conducted by the Indonesian Public Health Association, Ministry for National Development and Planning, UNFPA, and Faculty of Public Health […]

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HSR2020 Satellite Session: Strengthening Capacity for Strategic Purchasing

10 December 2020

Article by Leah Breen

ThinkWell is thrilled to participate in the HSR2020 satellite session “Strengthening Capacity for Strategic Purchasing.” Access the full details on this session here.

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Ten Take-Aways from the Health Systems Research (HSR2020) Symposium

20 November 2020

Article by Leah Breen

At the Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2020) from November 7-12, ThinkWell joined over 2,000 policymakers, practitioners, and researchers from more than 100 countries to “explore how we can build health systems which improve people’s health and are socially just.” Some of our Kenya, Burkina Faso, Philippines and US-based staff shared their take-aways […]

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Health system adaptation to climate change: a perspective from Antique, Philippines

18 November 2020

Article by Gelo Apostol

Written by Geminn Louis Apostol, Jemar Anne Sigua, Mary Camille Samson, and Leonicio Abiera Jr. UPDATE: The presentation can be viewed here. The Global Climate Risk Index 2020 ranked the Philippines second on its list of countries most affected by extreme weather events related to climate change in 2018. Building health system resilience in the […]

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ThinkWell at HSR2020!

30 October 2020

Article by Leah Breen

ThinkWell is pleased to virtually join over 2,000 policymakers, practitioners, and researchers from more than 100 countries at the Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2020) from November 8-12, 2020. This year, the gathering aims to, “explore how we can build health systems which improve people’s health and are socially just.” We’re thrilled that […]

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Good Governance and Multi-Sectoral Synergy for Pandemic Response in Western Visayas, Philippines

15 October 2020

Article by Helena Alvoir

This article originally appeared in Health Systems Governance Collaborative here Our current situation – living through the COVID-19 pandemic – highlights the critical role of local governments in securing the health of communities. Since the confirmation of the Philippines’ first COVID-19 case last January 30, 2020, the disease has heavily strained the health system of the country. The […]

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Translating expert opinion to effective health governance and evidence-based decision-making for Covid-19

15 October 2020

Article by Christian (Ian) Nuevo

This article originally appeared in Health Systems Governance Collaborative here Expanding technical capacity When Covid-19 hit the Philippines last January 2020, a lot of the science behind the disease response was still unknown. Testing was prioritized, and the Department of Health (DOH) grappled with increasing the number of capable testing laboratories and personnel, whilst balancing proper […]

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Leveraging the strengths of a mixed purchasing system for Covid-19: a perspective from Indonesia

06 October 2020

Article by Anooj Pattnaik

This piece originally appeared on P4H Purchasing of health services during normal times is rarely done by a single entity. Rather, there are usually many different purchasers in a country’s health system, from ministries of health, subnational governments to national health insurance agencies.  This is certainly the case in Indonesia, where their young national health […]

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