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Public financial management challenges and innovations: Learning from the COVID-19 health response

15 April 2021

On March 31, 2021, staff from ThinkWell’s Strategic Purchasing for Primary Health Care (SP4PHC) project participated in HSR2020 session, “Public Financial Management challenges and innovations – Learning from COVID-19 health response.” In 2020, coronavirus-affected countries explored and tested alternative modalities to formulate budgets and accelerate public spending to the frontlines. During the session, “Public Financial […]

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Adjusting health purchasing arrangements to support the COVID response: a global overview and country lessons

15 April 2021

On March 10, 2021, staff from ThinkWell’s Strategic Purchasing for Primary Health Care (SP4PHC) project participated in HSR2020 session, “Adjusting health purchasing arrangements to support the COVID response: a global overview and country lessons.” The COVID-19 global pandemic compelled governments to rapidly examine and modify purchasing arrangements for channeling resources to health providers to increase […]

HSR2020

Strengthening Capacity for Strategic Purchasing

15 April 2021

On January 13, 2021, staff from ThinkWell’s Strategic Purchasing for Primary Health Care (SP4PHC) project participated in HSR2020 session, “Strengthening Capacity for Strategic Purchasing.” The session’s purpose was to share the latest research and best practices in strategic purchasing. At its core, strategic purchasing is about improving how ministries of health and government health insurance […]

Getting to Know our Team in Indonesia

06 April 2021

Across the world, ThinkWell staff are moving the needle on improving health and well-being around the globe. We wanted to take a moment to introduce you to some of our team in Indonesia. Nadhila Adani, Data Management Analyst What do you view as the greatest challenge to improving health in Indonesia? Remote areas are hard […]

Improving Access to High Quality Family Planning by Putting the “Universal” into “UHC Schemes”

24 March 2021

This post originally appeared on Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters here. Written by Matt Boxshall, Anooj Pattnaik, and Nirmala Ravishankar The global FP community recently gathered under the banner “UHC: not without FP.” A virtual plenary of the International Conference of Family Planning looked to “demonstrate why integrating FP into UHC is essential to its […]

Samya Stumo Memorial Fellowship

Launching the Samya Rose Stumo Memorial Fellowship for Global Health

22 March 2021

Two years ago, we tragically lost ThinkWell analyst Samya Rose Stumo at age 24 in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. Samya was an emerging leader in global health who cared most about treating all people and patients as human beings, particularly in the context of their culture, family, and individuality. She was infectiously […]

Lena Alvior

Reflecting on Life in the Philippines During the Pandemic

18 March 2021

A year after the Covid-19 crisis really took hold in the Philippines, we sat down with Technical Advisor Helena Alvior, who supports ThinkWell’s Strategic Purchasing for Primary Health Care project, to chat about what life has been like for her and other Filipinos over the past 12 months. How has life changed over the past year for […]

Mozambique

Getting to Know our Team in Mozambique

10 March 2021

Across the world, ThinkWell staff are moving the needle on improving health and well-being around the globe. We wanted to take a moment to introduce you to some of our staff in Mozambique. Yara Cumbi, Program Analyst Why did you decide to join ThinkWell? Right before I came to ThinkWell in 2018 I had taken […]

Manila

Getting to Know our Team in the Philippines

25 February 2021

Across the world, ThinkWell staff are moving the needle on improving health and well-being around the globe. We wanted to take a moment to introduce you to some of our staff in our offices, starting with conversations with members of our Philippines team. Maria (Marife) Eufemia Yap, Senior Technical Advisor What was your life like […]

Covid vaccine cost

How much does it cost to deliver COVID vaccine in low- and middle-income countries? $1.66 per dose

11 February 2021

In April 2020, COVAX was launched to help ensure that “people in all corners of the world will get access to COVID-19 vaccines once they are available, regardless of their wealth.” With around 190 participating countries, the COVAX Facility is a global risk-sharing mechanism for pooled procurement and equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. Through the […]

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