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Leveraging Public Financial Management for Better Health

16 April 2019

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

14 March 2019

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

22 January 2019

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

13 September 2018

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

21 March 2018

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

09 March 2018

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 to Strengthen SBCE Interventions in SRMNCAH

11 December 2017

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

28 November 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

06 January 2017

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

13 December 2016

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.

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