Month: May 2021

Changing the Conversation: Making progress on strategic health purchasing in sub-Saharan Africa

Agnes Munyua, Nkechi Olalere, Cheryl Cashin On May 19th, the Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Center (SPARC) hosted a webinar in the series “Strategic Health Purchasing Progress: Changing the Conversation.” This title raises the question — changing the conversation from what to what? Conversations about strategic health purchasing often center around questions like “what works?”; “does […]

Réflexions d’avril 2021

‘Voyez grand. Restez simple’ – Wilferd Arlan Peterson Voilà un autre mois qui s’achève! Nous avons été très occupés. Je vous espère en bonne santé. La citation ci-dessus caractérise notre approche des achats stratégiques de santé (SHP). Notre théorie du changement affirme qu’il existe une ligne droite entre les fonctions renforcées de SHP et les résultats […]

Crédits transférés aux collectivités territoriales : quel bilan après une décennie de mise en œuvre ?

Après l’adoption de la décentralisation comme mode d’administration privilégié du territoire par la constitution du 2 juin 1991, le Burkina Faso a adopté en 2004 le Code Général des Collectivités Territoriales qui définit onze (11) blocs de compétences à transférer aux collectivités territoriales. En ce qui concerne le bloc santé, le transfert a eu lieu en 2010 […]

Evaluation of credits transfers to local and regional authorities after a decade of implementation

Authors: Issa Kaboré, Orokia Sory, Charlemagne Tapsoba, Yamba Kafando, Joël Arthur Kiendrébéogo Following the adoption of decentralization as the preferred method of territorial administration under the Constitution of 2nd June 1991, Burkina Faso introduced the General Code of Territorial Authorities in 2004, which defines eleven (11) areas of authority to be transferred to territorial authorities. […]

Key Messages from the April FORCE Community Webinar: Evaluation and Adaptation of Health Programs Using the Coaching Approach

Background The FORCE webinars for the first four months of 2021 have focused on building the capacity of the community on the coaching approach (CA) using the steps of the Country Engagement (CE) framework. Using country experiences from coaches and policymakers across Africa, each webinar has highlighted the technical and non-technical skills required by a […]

Using Development Assistance for Health (DAH) to Strategically Purchase Health services: Experiences, Lessons, and Options for Uganda

Through the Uganda Health Sector Development Plan (HSDP) and other policy pronouncements, Uganda has committed to accelerating progress towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030, wherein all Ugandans will have access to good quality health services without fear of financial risks. The Global Framework for Health Financing recommends an allocation of US$86 per capita […]

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