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Towards Universal Health Coverage: Zambia’s Experience Developing a Roadmap to Support Heath Benefit Package Reform
June 01, 2023
For the last three decades, Zambia has implemented a series of policies to gradually work towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC). This case study delves into the process followed by the government of Zambia in developing those policies, with the aim of supporting other countries embarking on the jo...
Problems with Prioritising: Where Should the Pandemic Fund Start?
February 03, 2023
On November 13th, 2022, the creation of a new Pandemic Fund, hosted by the World Bank, was announced. Its mandate is ambitious: to successfully prevent, prepare and respond to emerging pathogens. This will require true collective action, and implementation of decisive and ambitious policies in as ma...
Opinion: Health benefits packages — a vital tool for a 2023 UHC crisis
January 04, 2023
Making Explicit Choices on the Path to Universal Health Coverage: the JLN Health Benefits Package Revision Guide
December 12, 2022
On December 12, we celebrate countries’ efforts towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and remind leaders of the importance of UHC and their promise of #HealthForAll. Yet this year, World UHC Day takes place against a backdrop of significant fiscal pressure stemming from changing economic...
A Looming Crisis of Public Finances Spells Trouble for Universal Health Coverage in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
November 21, 2022
As the world faces multiple crises and the economic and health scars left by the pandemic are still evident, it is clear that governments are unlikely to sustain pandemic-era health spending increases in this recovery phase. How can LMICs align their plans and discourse around universal health cover...
Introducing a Guide for Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing
October 24, 2022
Low- and middle-income countries face severe health budget constraints while also dealing with complex and evolving disease burdens. Ministries of health need cost information to allocate resources efficiently. We've developed a step-by-step guide to a method known as “time-driven activity-based cos...
Costing Healthcare Services Using Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing: A Simple Step-By-Step Guide for Data Collection and Analysis
October 24, 2022
Cost information is essential for priority setting and optimized resource allocation in the healthcare sector, especially in low- and middle-income countries where resource constraints and opportunity costs are significant. Time-driven activity-based costing (TDABC) has gained prominence as a means ...
The Benefits and Challenges of Developing and Revising Health Benefits Packages: Insights From Technical Experts in Eleven Low- and Middle-Income Countries
December 01, 2021
We worked with the Joint Learning Network (JLN) Efficiency Collaborative to gain insights from Collaborative members who represent technical staff and decision-makers working at the heart of health benefit packages development and revisions in eleven low-and middle-income countries in Africa and Asi...
African Countries Will Continue to Face Tough Choices on COVID-19 Vaccines: We’ve Developed a Toolkit That Can Help
November 29, 2021
African countries will continue to face tough choices on COVID-19 vaccines—we’ve developed a Toolkit that can help.