To support the efforts of countries that have committed to making substantive universal health coverage reforms, experts in many areas of financial protection must continually share in dialogue and debate.
At the first-annual Private Sector Working Group meeting, during last week’s Global Health Council, participants discussed approaches to improving governments’ engagement with the the private sector to improve the quality and affordability of health care. Here, I asked Dr. Dithan Kiragga, deputy chief of party for the USAID-funded Health Initiatives for the Private Sector (HIPS) about his experience with in Uganda organizing the private sector to better serve the poor.
In remote tribal areas, trained local workers can contribute to achieving MDG 5
Since I joined CHMI earlier this year, I have seen a number of programs that use community level health workers to deliver key interventions that prevent maternal and childhood morbidity and mortality--a hot topic recently.
A huge challenges for every nation is to provide healthcare to its people. This challenge does not end by simply providing health services for them. The more important goal is to secure everyone with access to sufficient and suitable healthcare, based on the needs of each. Unfortunately, facing this challenge entails a rather complex cooperation among different sectors.
*Priya works at Hyderabad, India-based ACCESS Health International, a core lead partner organization of the Center for Health Market Innovations. For the past year, ACCESS has been mapping the landscape for innovations in India to identify programs for CHMI's database. Priya and her colleagues are conducting in-depth case studies to
demonstrate how outstanding programs in India work, with the intention to publish the case studies to enable growth and replication of these models in other settings.
On September 19-20, 2011, the UN General Assembly will convene a high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), an affirmation that prevention and control of NCDs is finally reaching the global public health agenda. Often thought of as “...
We are building the Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI) because we believe that the poor in developing countries deserve high quality health care without having to pay so much that they go deeper into poverty. Improving the performance of...
Informal providers, like ‘the poor’, have historically proven to be a largely elusive population within health and development. Confounding neat categorisation within the already blurry boundaries of the ‘private sector’, informal providers are...
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The Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI) promotes programs, policies and practices that make quality health care delivered by private organizations affordable and accessible to the world’s poor. Operated through a global network of partners since 2010, CHMI is managed by the Results for Development Institute. CHMI is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation.