Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Centre (SPARC) is a new initiative to strengthen strategic purchasing expertise in sub-Saharan Africa and move countries closer to universal health coverage, launched by Results for Development (R4D) in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Housed within Amref Health Africa, SPARC will match country demand with needed technical expertise by brokering tailored packages of strategic purchasing support.

Updates

Strategic Health Purchasing Gaps in Kenya
Leveraging on Provider Payment Mechanisms for Universal Health Coverage: Lessons from Kenya
SPARC to Support USAID Program to Strengthen Health Markets to Improve Family Planning and Other Health Outcomes in Africa
Establishing Health Technology Assessment in Rwanda – Lessons for Other Countries
Towards Sustainability Of The Community-Based Health Insurance In Rwanda: Successes, Challenges, And Opportunities
Assessment of Strategic Healthcare Purchasing Arrangements and Functions Towards Universal Coverage in Tanzania
Tracking Universal Health Coverage in the WHO African Region, 2022
Collaborative Learning to Advance Knowledge and Implementation of Strategic Health Purchasing in Sub-Saharan Africa
The Strategic Health Purchasing Progress Tracking Framework: A Practical Approach to Describing, Assessing, and Improving Strategic Purchasing for Universal Health Coverage
Applying the Strategic Health Purchasing Progress Tracking Framework: Lessons from Nine African Countries

Mission Statement

SPARC will become a demand-driven, self-sustaining platform that countries implementing strategic purchasing can go to as a first stop to get connected to the right resources and experts.

The four-year Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded initiative aims to  support countries in sub-Saharan Africa to overcome technical, institutional, and political economy obstacles to implementing effective strategic purchasing.

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