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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.

Institute for Collaborative Development Changes Name to ThinkWell

10 September 2014

Effective with the new year, Institute for Collaborative Development (ICD) has changed its name to ThinkWell. Along with the name change, we have a new logo, new color scheme and a new website. After nearly four years known as ICD, why the change? “I founded ICD with a small team of emerging experts and a vision to […]

Arab Spring or More of the Same? Participatory Governance in Tunisia

10 September 2014

Tunisia’s revolution is often cited as the first in the series of regional uprisings known as the “Arab Spring.” Dissatisfaction with public services, oppressed civic engagement and structural inequalities served as the catalyst for a wave of civil protests and violent clashes throughout Tunisia. And with little opportunity to voice their discontent, Tunisians took to […]

ThinkWell’s CEO Speaks at Africa Forum on Universal Health Coverage

10 September 2014

Yogesh Rajkotia, ThinkWell’s Founder and CEO, spoke at the 2014 Africa Forum on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in December in Addis Ababa. The event was hosted by the Korean International Cooperation Agency. Over 90 countries have endorsed the United Nations resolution on UHC. Dr. Rajkotia’s presentation discussed health financing trends that have emerged from countries’ drive […]

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