The challenge Low- and middle-income countries are standing at the beginning of an incredibly challenging vaccine roll-out. COVID-19 vaccine delivery poses unprecedented challenges in terms of delivery volume, reaching new target populations, diversity of delivery strategies, and sometimes complex product profiles—elements which must all be managed at rapid speed if effective coverage is to be […]
Project Summary Global cervical cancer elimination is achievable by 2030 if sufficient resources can be mobilized, and effectively and equitably used to accelerate implementation and uptake of national programs. The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) engaged ThinkWell to conduct an assessment and stakeholder interviews to examine the status of health financing for cervical cancer […]
ThinkWell provides technical assistance to the Ministry of Health in Zambia on performance management, health financing, and governance as part of the USAID Family Health and Nutrition project. The FHN project is implemented by a consortium of partners led by Jhpiego to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and nutrition (RMNCAH&N) services by […]
ThinkWell leads the Zero-Dose Economics Hub to generate high-quality economic evidence on reaching zero-dose children. This project is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
SP4PHC aims to improve how governments purchase primary health care services, with a focus on family planning and maternal, newborn, and child health. SP4PHC is supported by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
In Indonesia, ThinkWell leads USAID’s Health Financing Activity (HFA), a five-year, $15 million contract awarded in 2019. HFA is a technical assistance project designed to strengthen local capacity in financial analyses, stakeholder engagement, learning, and decision-making. We support the Ministry of Health’s leadership and vision to improve financial protection, equitable access to quality health services, and health outcomes.
ThinkWell leads a three year project focused on increasing the visibility, availability, understanding, and use of evidence on the cost of delivering vaccines. The project is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
ThinkWell’s oncology financing research shows how countries are confronting financing challenges in oncology and what more can be done in the policy and financing environment to increase access and improve cancer outcomes.
ThinkWell provides the Mozambican government with data, measured findings, and recommendations to make service delivery decisions that help achieve HIV epidemic control.
With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, ThinkWell’s Bangladesh team implements the “Enhancing Essential Services Provision for Universal Health Coverage (EESPUHC), in the context of Covid-19 activity,” which supports the Government of Bangladesh to prioritize and execute on planning and investments for regularizing and improving access to essential health services.
To inform world leaders at the G20 Summit in November 2020, ThinkWell assessed innovative finance in health in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). This was the first time since 2011 that a comprehensive, major review of innovative finance for health has been conducted.
In the Philippines, UNFPA contracted ThinkWell for the project, “Support to the DOH in Evidence-based Policies to Protect Vulnerable Populations: Mapping Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Funds Flow and Evidence Generation for the COVID-19 Response.”
MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery (MPHD) seeks to strengthen private provider contributions to vital health care. ThinkWell serves as the technical lead on health financing for sustainability of private sector service delivery.
We support the Government of Mozambique strengthen health programs and policies aimed at improving reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health.
Through an Asian Development Bank-funded project, we support the Government of Bangladesh to improve and develop relevant policy actions with a focus on the response to the Covid-19 crises. We also support the ADB to prepare relevant policy actions for the ADB’s social protection program.
As part of a consortium of implementing organizations for the USAID-funded President’s Malaria Initiative for States (PMI), ThinkWell leads the delivery of health financing and institutional strengthening interventions across eight states in Nigeria. The PMI project is designed to contribute to Nigeria’s national malaria elimination program’s vision of a “malaria-free Nigeria.” The project is also […]
In Bangladesh, the USAID-funded Achieving Universal Health Coverage (AUHC) project is transforming the nationwide Smiling Sun network of 399 clinics into a consolidated pro-poor social enterprise: the Surjer Hashi Network (SHN).
We provide technical assistance to Mozambique’s Ministry of Health’s (MoH) Directorate for Planning and Coordination (DPC) to strengthen the MoH’s management of its Covid-19 response and the continuity of essential services during the pandemic.
In the Philippines, ThinkWell helps to develop a primary care competency certification framework and a tool to certify primary care health workers.
We designed a human resources for health allocation tool to support the Ministry of Health to improve health workers’ performance in Mozambique.
ThinkWell provides health financing and human resources for health support to strengthen health system governance in Myanmar.
ThinkWell provided insight on the potential barriers and incentives for the private sector’s contribution to primary health care access in Mozambique.
In a webinar series, we shared knowledge on how to reform budgets and make them work better for universal health coverage.
ThinkWell identified strategies for demand generation and use of health system research to inform health policy.
In Mozambique, the Vale a Pena project (“it’s worth it” in Portuguese) aims to transform how rural Mozambican girls aged 10-19 perceive and access modern contraception. Vale a Pena’s objective is to create an enabling environment that increases demand for modern contraceptives and results in additional family planning (FP) users in rural areas.
ThinkWell helps to improve the last mile health supply chain in Mozambique to develop a more streamlined and effective distribution system.
ThinkWell developed a network of African institutions to improve the uptake of evidence and research in health systems policymaking.
We explored how Mozambique’s health sector could partner with the private sector to provide non-clinical health services.
The Health Workforce for the 21st Century (HW21) Program supports high HIV burden countries to meet UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 goals.
ThinkWell developed a feasibility assessment and design for a community-based model to identify, screen, and treat Tuberculosis-positive miners and their families.
ThinkWell coordinated and oversaw the 2012 annual program review (APR) of Bangladesh’s heath sector. This 18-person, three-month intensive review assessed seven key aspects of the health sector, from public financial management to urban health.
ThinkWell explored how the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation could harness strategic purchasing to improve the delivery of affordable family planning services in the DRC.
We presented a model, recommendations, and an investment case for the Rockefeller Foundation to support the development of a sub-Saharan African network for health policy and systems research.
ThinkWell researched and analyzed the cost-drivers of clustered randomized control trials (CRCTs) in various settings.
ThinkWell provided support to DFID Mozambique to develop the agency’s next five year health strategy to significantly impact Reproductive and Maternal Health (RMH).
ThinkWell performed an assessment to re-envision maternal and newborn health in Indonesia and explore how the private sector and civil society can ignite change.
We helped Malawi to develop the health workforce needed to end preventable maternal and child deaths, support family planning goals, control the HIV epidemic, and protect communities from infectious diseases.
ThinkWell supported the High Health Council of Jordan with health systems research to assess health inequity in Jordan, especially as it relates to children and adolescents.
ThinkWell conducted a comprehensive supply chain system assessment to identify the bottlenecks and leakages of HIV rapid test kits.
ThinkWell supported the UHC2030 working group on sustainability and health systems strengthening. We collected country experiences on health system challenges and opportunities that transition from foreign aid reliance.
ThinkWell conducted a study on human resources for health to help achieve national HIV targets. We also strengthened capacity around country-led evaluations for HIV programming.
With support from the ILO and FSD Kenya, ThinkWell assessed the readiness of the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) to engage in PPPs.
We leveraged provider payment, strategic purchasing, and health insurance to improve efficiency and equity in Jordan.
ThinkWell identified strengths and bottlenecks to improve Madagascar’s maternal and child health voucher system.
ThinkWell conducted an analysis to identify bottlenecks to achieving universal health coverage in selected countries from the World Health Organization (WHO) Eastern Mediterranean Region.
With ThinkWell support, Haiti’s Ministry of Health strengthened its systems and capacity to receive and harmonize direct funding and to contract out health care services.
ThinkWell provided high-level strategic advice to the leadership of the ministries of health in Nepal and Myanmar on pathways to achieve Universal Health Coverage.
ThinkWell provided technical assistance to the government of Zambia in its efforts to implement social health insurance. We also provided technical support to the Zambia Poor People’s Federation.
ThinkWell worked with Liberia’s Ministry of Health and Social Work (MOHSW), Ministry of Finance (MoF) and Legislature to design Liberia’s first national health insurance program.
ThinkWell is supporting the Mozambican Ministry of Health to develop their national health financing strategy.
ThinkWell provided technical expertise, analysis, and managerial and logistical support to a Joint Donor Technical Assistance Fund (JDTAF) in Bangladesh. JDTAF participants hailed from a wide range of bilateral and multilateral donor agencies.
ThinkWell studied methods to strengthen participatory governance in Africa.
ThinkWell supported the Tanzania Ministry of Health to design and implement their national results-based financing (RBF) program.
ThinkWell implemented and evaluated Mozambique’s first HIV and MCH-focused performance-based financing (PBF) program.
ThinkWell supported the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to identify nontraditional private-sector strategies to reach uninsured workers employed in the informal sector.
ThinkWell provided on-going fiduciary risk monitoring for sector budget support donors of the Third Primary Education Development Programme (PEDP3) in Bangladesh.
ThinkWell undertook a global review of quality of care in 25 results-based financing (RBF) programs to create a database of quality of care checklists, an analysis of trends, and detailed case studies.
ThinkWell developed an investment case to scale SBCE interventions for reproductive, maternal, newborn, adolescent and child health (RMNACH).
ThinkWell provided technical support to the government of Laos to produce, use, and institutionalize health account data to inform health sector reform.
ThinkWell conducted an analysis to determine how innovative financing mechanisms could improve health systems performance in Sindh Province, Pakistan.
ThinkWell worked inside the USAID/Haiti mission as their lead technical expert in health systems strengthening.