Strategic Purchasing African Resource Centre (SPARC) has been selected as one of the Frontier Health Markets Global Technical Assistance (FHM Global TA) network partners to provide technical assistance to support […]
Establishing Health Technology Assessment in Rwanda – Lessons for Other Countries
Stella Matutina UMUHOZA, Sabine F. MUSANGE, Alypio NYANDWI and Parfait UWALIRAYE Background Rwanda’s health sector has made tremendous strides in improving the population’s health status over the last two decades, […]
NHIF Bill amendments: the devil is in the details
The government-backed National Hospital Insurance Fund (Amendment) Bill before the National Assembly proposes significant changes to the administration and implementation of the scheme. These changes are on the wings of […]
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 […]
What is Strategic Health Purchasing?
To understand that, we need to ask ourselves “what is purchasing?” Purchasing is the third function of health financing and so perhaps to really understand purchasing and strategic purchasing, we […]
Advice from a Mentor: Legitimacy, Flexibility & Credibility
By Agnes Munyua In February 2019, SPARC was invited by Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary to provide support to an Expert Panel, which was commissioned to undertake a review that will transform […]
SPARC Appoints New Executive Director – Nkechi Olalere, M.D.
Amref Health Africa and Results for Development are pleased to announce the appointment of Nkechi Olalere, M.D. as the Executive Director of the Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Center (SPARC), effective […]
Amref Health Africa to Host the Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Center
Following a highly competitive partner selection process, Amref Health Africa has been chosen to host the Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Center (SPARC) — a new initiative aimed at strengthening strategic health purchasing in sub-Saharan […]