Author: SPARC

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 need to go back to ask ourselves “what is health financing?” Health financing is that function of the health system concerned with the mobilization, accumulation […]

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 and reposition the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) as a strategic purchaser of health services. This request provided an opportunity for SPARC to apply the […]

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