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Emerging challenges in implementing universal health coverage in Asia (English)

As countries in Asia converge on the goal of universal health coverage (UHC), some common challenges are emerging. One is how to ensure coverage of the informal sector so as to make UHC truly universal; a second is how to design a benefit package that is responsive and appropriate to current health challenges, yet fiscally sustainable; and a third is how to ensure ‘supply-side readiness’, i.e. the availability and quality of services, which is a necessary condition for translating coverage into improvements in health outcomes. ... See More +

Journal Article 100214 JUL 21, 2015

Bredenkamp,Caryn; Evans,Timothy Grant; Lagrada, Leizel; Langenbrunner,John C.; Nachuk,Stefan; Palu,Toomas Disclosed

Fiscal space for universal health coverage in Indonesia : lessons from Jamkesmas financing (English)

This policy brief discusses fiscal space for universal health coverage (UHC) in Indonesia by examining the experiences from the financing of Jamkesmas over the period 2005-2012. ... See More +

Brief 90526 MAR 01, 2014

Xiaolu Bi; Tandon, Ajay; Cashin, Cheryl; Pandu Harimurti; Eko Pambudi; Langenbrunner, John Disclosed

The long march to universal coverage : lessons from China (English)

The march to Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in China is unparalleled. Since the establishment of the State Council Medical Reform team in 2006,4 the basic objective of China's health reforms has been to provide the whole nation with basic medical and health care, while ensuring equal access to, and affordability of, health services. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 74960 JAN 01, 2013

Liang, Lilin; Langenbrunner, John C. Disclosed

Toward a healthy and harmonious life in China : stemming the rising tide of non-communicable diseases (English)

China's 12th five-year plan (2011-2015) aims to promote inclusive, equitable growth and development by placing an increased emphasis on human development. ... See More +

Working Paper 63426 JUL 05, 2011

Wang, Shiyong; Marquez, Patricio; Langenbrunner, John Chinese Disclosed

Toward a healthy and harmonious life in China : stemming the rising tide of non-communicable diseases (Chinese)

China's 12th five-year plan (2011-2015) aims to promote inclusive, equitable growth and development by placing an increased emphasis on human development. ... See More +

Working Paper 63426 JUL 05, 2011

Wang, Shiyong; Marquez, Patricio; Langenbrunner, John English Disclosed

Financing health care in East Asia and the Pacific : best practices and remaining challenges (English)

This is an exciting time in East Asia and the Pacific region. No region will appear to be moving so rapidly. In this dynamic environment, many countries in the region have been approaching the World Bank requesting technical assistance and knowledge about health financing best practices and options. ... See More +

Publication 63260 JUN 16, 2011

Langenbrunner, John C.; Somanathan, Aparnaa Disclosed

Health (English)

International experience shows that in the aftermath of a natural disaster, a transition strategy for restoring and maintaining health care services should be developed while planning for rebuilding a better health care system over the next 5-10 years. ... See More +

Brief 52944 DEC 01, 2010

Haq, Inaam; Wang, Shiyong; Langenbrunner, John C. Vietnamese, Laotian Disclosed

Designing and implementing health care provider payment systems how-to manuals : this document is an overview of the book for the web (English)

Strategic purchasing of health services involves a continuous search for the best ways to maximize health system performance by deciding which interventions should be purchased, from whom they should be purchased, and how to pay for them. ... See More +

Brief 54318 APR 01, 2010

Langenbrunner, John C.; Cashin, Cheryl; O'Dougherty, Sheila Disclosed

Designing and implementing health care provider payment systems how-to manuals : summary for web of chapter 3, pp. 215-253 (English)

Strategic purchasing of health services involves a continuous search for the best ways to maximize health system performance by deciding which interventions should be purchased, from whom they should be purchased, and how to pay for them. ... See More +

Brief 54317 FEB 01, 2010

Langenbrunner, John C.; Cashin, Cheryl; O'Dougherty, Sheila Disclosed

Spending wisely : buying health services for the poor (Russian)

With a special focus on strategic purchasing and contracting of services from nongovernmental providers, this title reviews ways to make public spending on health care more efficient and equitable in developing countries. ... See More +

Publication 34425 MAY 20, 2009

Preker, Alexander S. [editor]; Langenbrunner, John C. [editor] English Disclosed

Health (Laotian)

International experience shows that in the aftermath of a natural disaster, a transition strategy for restoring and maintaining health care services should be developed while planning for rebuilding a better health care system over the next 5-10 years. ... See More +

Brief 52944 MAY 12, 2008

Haq, Inaam; Wang, Shiyong; Langenbrunner, John C. Vietnamese, English Disclosed

Health : Y te (Vietnamese)

International experience shows that in the aftermath of a natural disaster, a transition strategy for restoring and maintaining health care services should be developed while planning for rebuilding a better health care system over the next 5-10 years. ... See More +

Brief 52944 MAY 12, 2008

Haq, Inaam; Wang, Shiyong; Langenbrunner, John C. Laotian, English Disclosed

Reducing poverty through growth and social policy reform in Russia (English)

Following the 1998 financial crisis, four out of every ten people slipped into poverty, not able to meet basic needs. Luckily, post-crisis economic rebound was impressive and broad-based, albeit uneven across sectors and regions. ... See More +

Publication 35519 JAN 01, 2006

Shaban, Radwan; Asaoka, Hiromi; Barnes, Bob; Drebentsov, Vladimir; Langenbrunner, John; Sajaia, Zurab; Stevens, James; Tarr, David; Tesliuc, Emil; Shabalina, Olga; Yemtsov, Ruslan Disclosed

Spending wisely : buying health services for the poor (English)

With a special focus on strategic purchasing and contracting of services from nongovernmental providers, this title reviews ways to make public spending on health care more efficient and equitable in developing countries. ... See More +

Publication 34425 MAY 15, 2005

Preker, Alexander S. [editor]; Langenbrunner, John C. [editor] Russian Disclosed

How to pay? Understanding and using incentives (English)

Many countries have experimented with alternative ways of paying providers of health care services. This paper illustrates different methods, suggests some of the theoretic advantages and limitations of each, and provides a general theoretical framework for evaluating alternatives. ... See More +

Working Paper 31633 SEP 01, 2004

Langenbrunner, John C.; Liu, Zingzhu Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Emerging challenges in implementing universal health coverage in Asia (English)
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JUL 21, 2015 100214 Journal Article
Fiscal space for universal health coverage in Indonesia : lessons from Jamkesmas financing (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 90526 Brief
The long march to universal coverage : lessons from China (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 74960 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Toward a healthy and harmonious life in China : stemming the rising tide of non-communicable diseases (English)
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JUL 05, 2011 63426 Working Paper Chinese
Toward a healthy and harmonious life in China : stemming the rising tide of non-communicable diseases (Chinese)
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JUL 05, 2011 63426 Working Paper English
Financing health care in East Asia and the Pacific : best practices and remaining challenges (English)
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JUN 16, 2011 63260 Publication
Health (English)
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DEC 01, 2010 52944 Brief Vietnamese, Laotian
Designing and implementing health care provider payment systems how-to manuals : this document is an overview of the book for the web (English)
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APR 01, 2010 54318 Brief
Designing and implementing health care provider payment systems how-to manuals : summary for web of chapter 3, pp. 215-253 (English)
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FEB 01, 2010 54317 Brief
Spending wisely : buying health services for the poor (Russian)
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MAY 20, 2009 34425 Publication English
Health (Laotian)
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MAY 12, 2008 52944 Brief Vietnamese, English
Health : Y te (Vietnamese)
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MAY 12, 2008 52944 Brief Laotian, English
Reducing poverty through growth and social policy reform in Russia (English)
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JAN 01, 2006 35519 Publication
Spending wisely : buying health services for the poor (English)
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MAY 15, 2005 34425 Publication Russian
How to pay? Understanding and using incentives (English)
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SEP 01, 2004 31633 Working Paper