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Utilization of Health Care and Burden of Out-of-Pocket Health Expenditure in Zimbabwe : Results from a National Household Survey (English)

In the last decade, Zimbabwe has undertaken substantial changes and implemented new initiatives to improve health system performance and services delivery, including results-based financing in rural health facilities. ... See More +

Journal Article 134673 NOV 06, 2018

Zeng,Wu; Lannes,Laurence Elisabeth Marie-Paule; Mutasa,Ronald Upenyu Disclosed

Who Needs Big Health Sector Reforms Anyway? Seychelles’ Road to UHC Provides Lessons for Sub-Saharan Africa and Island Nations (English)

The road to universal health coverage (UHC) needs not be driven by big reforms that include the initiation of health insurance, provider–funder separation, results-based financing, or other large health sector reforms advocated in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere. ... See More +

Journal Article 134674 NOV 06, 2018

Workie,Netsanet Walelign; Shroff,Emelyn Helen; Yazbeck,Abdo S.; Nguyen,Son Nam; Karamagi, Humphrey Disclosed

From Stumbling Block to Enabler : The Role of Public Financial Management in Health Service Delivery in Tanzania and Zambia (English)

The way governments manage resources through the budget cycle has important implications for health policy and whether governments achieve societal objectives such as efficiency, equity, quality, and accountability. ... See More +

Journal Article 134675 NOV 06, 2018

Piatti-Fünfkirchen, Moritz; Schneider,Pia Helene Disclosed

Kenya National Hospital Insurance Fund Reforms : Implications and Lessons for Universal Health Coverage (English)

This article identifies and describes the reforms undertaken by the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) and examines their implications for Kenya’s quest to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). ... See More +

Journal Article 134676 NOV 06, 2018

Barasa, Edwine; Rogo,Khama Odera; Mwaura,Racheal Njeri; Chuma,Jane Disclosed

Myriad of Health Care Financing Reforms in Zambia : Have the Poor Benefited? (English)

Zambia has implemented a number of financing and organizational reforms since the 1990s aimed at increasing efficiency, enhancing equity, and improving health outcomes. ... See More +

Journal Article 134671 NOV 05, 2018

Chitah,Mukosha Bona; Chansa,Collins; Kaonga, Oliver; Workie,Netsanet Walelign Disclosed

Progressive Pathway to Universal Health Coverage in Tanzania : A Call for Preferential Resource Allocation Targeting the Poor (English)

Universal health coverage (UHC) can be a vehicle for improving equity, health outcomes, and financial well-being. After publication of the World Health Organization’s report in 2010, many countries declared their goal of achieving UHC. ... See More +

Journal Article 134677 OCT 31, 2018

Wang,Huihui; Juma,Mariam Ally; Rosemberg,Nicolas; Ulisubisya, Mpoki M. Disclosed

What Are Governments Spending on Health in East and Southern Africa? (English)

Progress toward universal health care (UHC) in Africa will require sustained increases in public spending on health and reduced reliance on out-of-pocket financing. ... See More +

Journal Article 134672 OCT 30, 2018

Piatti-Fünfkirchen, Moritz; Lindelow,Magnus; Yoo,Katelyn Jison Disclosed

Fresh Money for Health? The (False?) Promise of 'Innovative Financing' for Health in Malawi (English)

Since 2013, the government of Malawi has been pursuing a number of health reforms, which include plans to increase domestic financing for health through ‘innovative financing.’ ... See More +

Journal Article 134670 OCT 29, 2018

Chansa,Collins; Mwase, Takondwa; Matsebula,Thulani Clement; Kandoole,Priscilla Flaness; Revill, Paul; Makumba,John Bosco; Lindelow,Magnus Disclosed

Introduction to Special Issue on Health Financing in East and Southern Africa (English)

This special issue on health financing in East and Sothern Africa comes at an opportune time. Economic growth in the region is contributing to a changing lifestyle and an increasing burden of noncommunicable diseases, such as diabetes, which are costlier to treat. ... See More +

134678 SEP 24, 2018

Schneider,Pia Helene; Yazbeck,Abdo S.; Lindelow,Magnus Disclosed

Assessing fiscal space for health in the SDG era : a different story (English)

Initially defined for overall public purposes, the concept of fiscal space was subsequently developed and adapted for the health sector. In this context, it has been applied in research andpolicy in over 50 low- and middle-income countries over the past ten years. ... See More +

Journal Article 123243 JAN 01, 2018

Barroy,Helene; Kutzin,Joseph Douglas; Tandon,Ajay; Kurowski,Christoph; Lie,Geir Solve Sande; Borowitz,Michael Joseph; Sparkes,Susan; Elina,Dale Disclosed

The health gains, financial risk protection benefits, and distributional impact of increased tobacco taxes in Armenia (English)

The majority of Armenian adult males smoke, yet tobacco taxes in Armenia are among the lowest in Europe and Central Asia. Increasing taxes on tobacco is one of the most cost-effective public health interventions, but many opponents often cite regressively as an argument against tobacco taxation. ... See More +

Journal Article 123244 JAN 01, 2018

Postolovska,Iryna; Lavado,Rouselle F.; Tarr,Gillian; Verguet,Stephane Disclosed

Developing a HMIS architecture framework to support a national health care eHealth strategy reform : a case study from Morocco (English)

An increasing number of low, and middle-income countries are receiving significant investments to implement health reform strategies featuring Health Management Information System (HMIS) as a fundamental eHealth intervention. ... See More +

Journal Article 112997 JAN 31, 2017

Disclosed

How can we measure progress on social justice in health care? : the case of Egypt (English)

Social justice, broadly defined as providing equal access to liberties, rights, and opportunitiesespecially for the least advantaged members of society, is a priority of several governments inthe Middle East and North Africa (MENA) postArab Spring as well as globally. ... See More +

Journal Article 113001 JAN 31, 2017

Pande,Aakanksha; El Shalakani,Amr; Hamed,Alaa Disclosed

How labor laws can transform health systems the case of Saudi Arabia (English)

In 1999, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia enacted a law that compels private employers to covernon-Saudi employees with health insurance. In the 16 years that followed, the health sector inthe Kingdom has seen a dramatic shift in how services are provided and paid for, and the changecontinues at an accelerated speed. ... See More +

Journal Article 113002 JAN 31, 2017

Al-Mazrou,Yagoub; Al-Ghaith,Taghreed; Yazbeck,Abdo S.; Rabie,Tamer Samah Disclosed

Hospital contracting reforms : the Lebanese Ministry of public health experience (English)

Since 2009 the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in Lebanon has been going through a major reforminitiative to improve its contracting system with private and public hospitals. ... See More +

Journal Article 113000 JAN 31, 2017

Khalife,Jade; Rafeh,Nadwa; Makouk,Jihad; El-Jardali,Fadi; Ekman,Bjorn Olof; Kronfol,Hania; Hamadeh,Ghassan; Ammar,Walid Disclosed

Health sector reform in the Middle East and North Africa : prospects and experiences (English)

This special issue examines government efforts that have been adopted since 2011 to address imminent health system challenges in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. ... See More +

Journal Article 112998 JAN 31, 2017

Yazbeck,Abdo S.; Rabie,Tamer Samah; Pande,Aakanksha Disclosed

To ban or not to ban? : regulating dual practice in Palestine (English)

Dual practice, health professionals working simultaneously in the public and private sectors, is perceived to negatively impact quality of health care. ... See More +

Journal Article 113003 JAN 31, 2017

Alaref,Jumana Jamal Subhi; Awwad,Jawad; Araujo,Edson Correia; Lemiere,Christophe; Hillis,Samira Ahmed; Ozaltin,Emre Disclosed

Benchmarking health systems in Middle East and North Africa countries (English)

Health systems are not easy to benchmark, in part because the health sector produces more than one outcome. This paper offers two ways of benchmarking the health systems of countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) focusing on two different outcomes, health status and financial protection. ... See More +

Journal Article 115262 JAN 31, 2017

Wang,Huihui; Yazbeck,Abdo S. Disclosed

Research article : transferring the purchasing role from International to National Organizations during the scale-up phase of performance-based financing in Cameroon (English)

The World Bank and the government of Cameroon launched a performance-based financing (PBF) program in Cameroon in 2011. To ensure its rapid implementation, the performance purchasing role was sub-contracted to a consultancy firm and a nongovernmental organization, both international. ... See More +

Journal Article 115266 JAN 01, 2017

Sieleunou,Isidore; Turcotte-Tremblay, Anne-Marie; Azinyui Yumo, Habakkuk; Kouokam, Estelle; Tamga, Denise Magne; Ridde,Valery Disclosed

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Utilization of Health Care and Burden of Out-of-Pocket Health Expenditure in Zimbabwe : Results from a National Household Survey (English)
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NOV 06, 2018 134673 Journal Article
Who Needs Big Health Sector Reforms Anyway? Seychelles’ Road to UHC Provides Lessons for Sub-Saharan Africa and Island Nations (English)
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NOV 06, 2018 134674 Journal Article
From Stumbling Block to Enabler : The Role of Public Financial Management in Health Service Delivery in Tanzania and Zambia (English)
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NOV 06, 2018 134675 Journal Article
Kenya National Hospital Insurance Fund Reforms : Implications and Lessons for Universal Health Coverage (English)
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NOV 06, 2018 134676 Journal Article
Myriad of Health Care Financing Reforms in Zambia : Have the Poor Benefited? (English)
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NOV 05, 2018 134671 Journal Article
Progressive Pathway to Universal Health Coverage in Tanzania : A Call for Preferential Resource Allocation Targeting the Poor (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 134677 Journal Article
What Are Governments Spending on Health in East and Southern Africa? (English)
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OCT 30, 2018 134672 Journal Article
Fresh Money for Health? The (False?) Promise of 'Innovative Financing' for Health in Malawi (English)
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OCT 29, 2018 134670 Journal Article
Introduction to Special Issue on Health Financing in East and Southern Africa (English)
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SEP 24, 2018 134678
Assessing fiscal space for health in the SDG era : a different story (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 123243 Journal Article
The health gains, financial risk protection benefits, and distributional impact of increased tobacco taxes in Armenia (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 123244 Journal Article
Developing a HMIS architecture framework to support a national health care eHealth strategy reform : a case study from Morocco (English)
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JAN 31, 2017 112997 Journal Article
How can we measure progress on social justice in health care? : the case of Egypt (English)
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JAN 31, 2017 113001 Journal Article
How labor laws can transform health systems the case of Saudi Arabia (English)
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JAN 31, 2017 113002 Journal Article
Hospital contracting reforms : the Lebanese Ministry of public health experience (English)
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JAN 31, 2017 113000 Journal Article
Health sector reform in the Middle East and North Africa : prospects and experiences (English)
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JAN 31, 2017 112998 Journal Article
To ban or not to ban? : regulating dual practice in Palestine (English)
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JAN 31, 2017 113003 Journal Article
Benchmarking health systems in Middle East and North Africa countries (English)
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JAN 31, 2017 115262 Journal Article
Research article : transferring the purchasing role from International to National Organizations during the scale-up phase of performance-based financing in Cameroon (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 115266 Journal Article