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Focus Area: Working within the macro-fiscal context to ensure sustainable immunization financing during transition

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WHO 1st Global Course in French on Health Financing for UHC

06/17/2019 - 06/21/2019

Geneva, Switzerland

The WHO is launching  its first Global Course in French on Health Financing for UHC, which will take place in Geneva on 17-21 June 2019. Details on the course are available below in French. Le département Financement et Gouvernance des systèmes de Santé de l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé organise pour la première fois un … Continued

Pre-conference Workshop: Applied Health Economics in Africa: Using Examples from Immunization

03/11/2019

Accra, Ghana

The Teaching Vaccine Economics Everywhere (TVEE) project is offering a workshop on methods and processes for priority setting related to healthcare interventions, drawing on examples related to immunization as an entry point for capacity strengthening and skills building. This pre-conference workshop will be held from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM on March 11, 2019 prior to … Continued

Nigeria Releases Money for the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund

Nigeria

This post originally appeared in the World Bank’s quarterly Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Externally Financed Programs. The Federal Government of Nigeria last month released NGN13.75 billion for the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF), which was designed with the support of the World Bank over the last few years. The fund will bring much needed operational … Continued

Blog: 4 Things Ministers of Finance Need to Know about Immunization in Gavi Transitioning Countries

Authors: Helen Saxenian, Logan Brenzel, Leah Ewald, and Meghan O’Connell The Ministry of Finance is a crucial ally for Ministries of Health and country immunization programs aiming to successfully manage Gavi transition. Ministries of Health, Ministries of Finance, Ministries of Budget, and development partners often have separate planning processes, which can make it difficult to … Continued

WHO Budget Structure Reforms and Transition to Program Budgeting in Health: Lessons from Armenia

WHO’s case study of ongoing budget reform in Armenia finds that Armenia’s gradual transition to program-based budgeting has improved the National Assembly’s ability to assess the extent to which budgets are consistent with policy and track program performance through the introduction of indicators for quantity, quality and timeliness of health services. Armenia’s National Immunization Program … Continued

Fifth AfHEA Scientific Conference: Securing PHC for All: The Foundation for Making Progress on UHC in Africa

03/11/2019 - 03/14/2019

Accra, Ghana

The African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA) is pleased to invite experts, analysts, practitioners and researchers in the relevant health fields to submit abstracts for the fifth Scientific Conference in Accra, Ghana from 11 to 14 March, 2019. The next conference also marks the 10th anniversary of AfHEA. The broad theme of the conference … Continued

From Silos to Sustainability: Transition Through a UHC Lens

Focusing attention only on replacing external assistance with domestic revenues for the programmes concerned is problematic in two ways: firstly, this approach limits the sustainability question to revenues, and secondly, it limits the scope for action to the specific health programme that was receiving external support. The commitment countries have made to universal health coverage … Continued

Ask the Expert: Reporting on the MENA Region’s Immunization Financing Landscape

The LNCT Network Coordination team recently sat down with Miloud Kaddar, Senior Health Economist, Independent Consultant and LNCT Technical Facilitator, for an interview regarding his work on the recent UNICEF report, ‘Immunization Financing in MENA Middle-Income Countries’. Miloud, who does the UNICEF Regional Office in MENA serve and why did they contract you and Helen … Continued

TVEE Publishes Open Source Health Economics Courses on OpenCourseWare

The Teaching Vaccine Economics Everywhere (TVEE) project is pleased to announce that three modules from its vaccine economics curriculum are now available to the public for free on the JHSPH OpenCourseWare (OCW). The modules published are Health Economics for Vaccines, Costing in Vaccine Planning and Programming, and Economic Evaluation and are available here. Anybody can … Continued

Beyond Gross National Income: Innovative Methods for Global Aid Allocation

For many developing countries health assistance allocation is a paramount concern. Underlying issues are very important, including how agencies define need, determine eligibility, and decide what support to provide to whom. The governance of these processes is also crucial. The consequences of aid allocation decisions are enormous, and are felt most directly by billions of … Continued

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