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Navigating Health Financing and Insurance Options for Urban Poor in India

by Ramesh Bhat Health Finance & Governance Project, Abt Associates Inc. August 2017 56 pp. 1.3 MB https://www.hfgproject.org/?download=20640 The objective of this report is to review the health financing challenge in India by presenting the findings of National Sample Survey … Continue reading

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Cash Delivery Mechanism Assessment Tool

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 2017 20 pp. 446 kB http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Cash-Delivery-Mechanism- Assessment-Tool.pdf In line with its commitment to institutionalise the use of Cash-Based Interventions (CBIs), the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released the … Continue reading

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Ghana National Health Insurance Scheme Improving Financial Sustainability Based on Expenditure Review

by Huihui Wang, Nathaniel Otoo, and Lydia Dsane-Selby World Bank Group, 2017 71 pp. 1.6 MB https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/27658/9781464811173.pdf This World Bank study aims to inform policy makers in Ghana on improving financial sustainability of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) based … Continue reading

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Health financing policies in Sub-Saharan Africa: government ownership or donors’ influence? A scoping review of policymaking processes

by Lara Gautier and Valéry Ridde Global Health Research and Policy, 2017 2:23 – Published: 8 August 2017 17 pp. 755 kB https://ghrp.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s41256-017-0043-x? site=ghrp.biomedcentral.com The rise on the international scene of advocacy for universal health coverage (UHC) was accompanied by … Continue reading

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Health sector governance: should we be investing more?

Robert Fryatt, Sara Bennett, Agnes Soucat BMJ Glob Health, 2017;2:e000343 7 pp. 504 kB http://gh.bmj.com/content/bmjgh/2/2/e000343.full.pdf Governance is central to improving health sector performance and achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC). However, the growing body of research on governance and health has … Continue reading

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Partnering with Mobile Network Operators in Zimbabwe to deliver humanitarian cash transfers

by Donald Chauke, Brighton Bhanzi, Emily Abel et al. CARE International and World Vision, July 2017 16 pp. 4.1 MB http://insights.careinternational.org.uk/media/k2/attachments/CARE-Case- Study_MNOs-and-humanitarian-cash-transfers_July-2017.pdf This case study explores the partnership between CARE International and World Vision with two mobile network operators to … Continue reading

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Minding the gaps: health financing, universal health coverage and gender

by Sophie Witter, Veloshnee Govender, TK Sundari Ravindran et al. Health Policy Plan – Published: 25 July 2017 9 pp. 181 kB https://academic.oup.com/heapol/article- df/doi/10.1093/heapol/czx063/19288437/czx063.pdf In a webinar in 2015 on health financing and gender, the question was raised why we … Continue reading

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A Political Economy Analysis of Domestic Resource Mobilization in Uganda

by Anne Mette Kjær, Marianne S. Ulriksen, Jalia Kangave et al. United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) Working Paper 2017-8, June 2017 35 pp. 944 kB http://www.unrisd.org/80256B3C005BCCF9/(httpAuxPages)/98FD9753BE1DA42BC12 58144003622DE/$file/Kjaer-et-al.pdf Domestic resource mobilization is increasingly regarded as a central element … Continue reading

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Health for All, All for Health: Lessons from the Universalization of Health Care in Emerging Economies

by Kelly Stetter and Ilcheong Yi United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) Research and Policy Brief 22 – July 2017 4 pp. 893 kB http://www.unrisd.org/80256B3C005BCCF9/(httpAuxPages)/D118466FA82BAF00C12 58168004B689F/$file/RPB22-Universal%20health%20care.pdf Achieving universal health coverage is integral to the central pledge of the … Continue reading

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Building a middle-range theory of free public healthcare seeking in sub-Saharan Africa: a realist review

by Emilie Robert, Oumar Mallé Samb, Bruno Marchal et al. Health Policy Plan (2017) 32 (7): 1002-1014 – Published: 16 May 2017 13 pp. 386 kB https://academic.oup.com/heapol/article-pdf/32/7/1002/19146283/czx035.pdf Realist reviews are a new form of knowledge synthesis aimed at providing middle-range … Continue reading

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