Despite the significant success of global health programs, there is a continuing gap between policy analysis and action. This series, cosponsored by Results for Development Institute and the Global Health Council, presents examples and opportunities of how evidence-based research can be translated into policies and programs that will improve the health of the poor in developing countries. The series will include 5 presentations that draw from Results for Development's expertise in transparency and governance, the role of the private sector in health, health ministry capacity building, health financing, and the health workforce.
What Would it Take to Get Universal Health Coverage around the World? Lessons from Countries on the Move.
From the launch of the 2010 World Health Report to the Montreux Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, universal health coverage (UHC) has decisively risen to the top of the global health agenda. At the same time, there is growing debate on the definition, approach, and results of such health coverage reforms. Is UHC just a buzzword? Or is there a concrete and worthwhile movement behind universal health coverage? Read more.
Pharmacists, Doctors, Nurses, Oh My! Solving the HR Problem in Developing Countries.
How can governments successfully plan scale up of their Human Resources for Health (HRH)? How can health systems structure incentives to draw healthcare practitioners into rural service? These are just some of the questions that were addressed in an interactive policy roundtable hosted by the Results for Development Institute (R4D) and the Global Health Council (GHC) on November 3, 2010. Read More.
Costs and Choices: How Will We Pay the Mounting Cost of the Global AIDS Response?
Special Session for the Global Health Council Annual Conference
Over the past five years, the world has made tremendous progress in fighting AIDS -- but at the same time the costs of the response are skyrocketing and threatening to reach more than $30 billion a year, precisely at a time when funding is becoming extremely tight, because of global recession and competing priorities like global warming. Read More.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Private Sector's Role in Health
Strong health systems tend to involve both public and private actors, but some observers suggest that private participation does little to improve and, even, can worsen healthcare access. Others argue that, if armed with the appropriate information, policy makers can create incentives for the private sector to help meet the public’s overall health goals and complement public programs. Read More.
Civil Society: A Missing Link in Development
The first installment in the series featured civil society leaders from India, South Africa and Uganda, who are participating in the Institute's Transparency and Accountability Program. The panelists discussed how civil society can leverage information and perform advocacy to improve public spending and public policies. Read More.
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