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Purchasing Integrated Health Services from Health Care Provider Networks: Early insights from the Philippines

20 November 2023

On December 7, 2023, we explored how the Philippines is reforming its health financing to purchase integrated health services from networks of providers. Watch the recording Integration of care is defined by the World Health Organization as a means “to ensure everybody has access to a continuum of care that is responsive, coordinated and in […]

USAID Health Financing Activity at InaHEA 2023 Scientific Meeting

19 October 2023

As a partner of the Indonesia Health Economics Association (InaHEA), ThinkWell is excited to showcase its achievements in the last year at the 8th Biennial InaHEA Scientific Meeting. Our USAID Health Financing Activity (HFA) is one of our most influential projects in Indonesia and will be featured in several topic areas. HFA is a five-year […]

Kenya’s new facility autonomy bill: Can we make a good thing even better?

11 October 2023

By Nirmala Ravishankar, John Kinuthia, Agnes Gatome Munyua, Boniface Mbuthia, and Anne Musuva The Facility Improvement Financing (FIF) Bill unveiled by the Government of Kenya in August 2023 is a win for health facilities in the public sector. If passed, the FIF Bill will allow them to directly receive funds and spend them on some […]

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 […]

Is primary health care financing in Kenya in jeopardy?

20 September 2023

By Anne Musuva, Country Director, ThinkWell Kenya Much has been written about the inadequate or delayed flow of funds to frontline providers and its contribution to poor service delivery. The Lancet Global Health Commission on financing primary health care notes that because of insufficient public spending in many places, primary health care is not fully […]

Revamping the COVID-19 Financing System in Indonesia

20 September 2023

How USAID HFA assisted the Government of Indonesia in improving COVID-19 health financing efficiency. For more than three years, citizens and governments around the world have endured COVID-19. It has posed a unique challenge to national governments to rebalance the three dimensions of everyday life that it most impacts: economy, society, and health. In the […]

ThinkWell at the 2023 IHEA Congress

17 May 2023

The IHEA congress is an international convention of health systems experts to discuss the latest data, methodologies, findings, and tools in the pursuit of improving health care around the globe. It will take place in both buildings of the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). Below you can find an agenda of all of the […]

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 […]