Author: SPARC Africa

Réflexions de mai 2021

Après des mois de travail avec nos partenaires techniques sur les résultats et les rapports de cartographie fonctionnelle des achats stratégiques, et des semaines de préparation, nous avons démarré notre série de webinaires, “Renforcer les achats stratégiques de santé en Afrique – Changer la discussion”. Avez-vous assisté à la première session ? Nous avons lancé […]

Key Messages from the June FORCE Community Webinar: Technical and Non-technical Skills for the Coaching Approach

Background The June FORCE community webinar summarized the essential technical and non-technical skills that Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Centre (SPARC) coaches deployed during the country engagement process. SPARC coaches from country engagement in Rwanda, Kenya, and Nigeria discussed and provided real-life examples of the skills they utilized to ensure a successful country-led process as they […]

Launch of Report on ‘Health Financing & Taxation for Sustainable Healthcare’

In recent years, outbreaks of diseases such as the Ebola Virus Disease and yellow fever have highlighted the vulnerability of healthcare systems in Africa to public health emergencies. This is partly due to inadequate and unsustainable funding. Tax Justice Network Africa and Christian Aid launched the ‘Health Financing, and Taxation for Sustainable Healthcare’ report whose […]

Building Momentum for Strategic Purchasing across sub-Saharan Africa

SPARC was invited to present to The Health Financing Global Solution Group of the World Bank Group at a webinar themed, ‘Building Momentum for Strategic Purchasing across sub-Saharan Africa’ The webinar was held in light of the intense pressure that the fragile resource base of health systems in sub-Saharan Africa have been subjected to due […]

May 2021 Reflections

After months of work with our technical partners on the strategic purchasing functional mapping results and reports, and weeks of preparation, we kicked off our webinar series, “Strengthening Strategic Health Purchasing in Africa — Changing the Conversation.” Did you catch the first session? We launched the strategic purchasing policy briefs from nine countries and hosted three policymakers […]

Promoting Efficient and Effective Use of Resources Mobilized to Manage the Covid 19 Pandemic. Lessons and Reflections From Uganda

The  WHO has been pushing for a whole of Government approach and whole of society approach in responding  to the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, in Uganda the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in an overwhelming need for resources that could not be met by the Government of Uganda alone. Government therefore called for support from citizens, Non-Governmental Organizations […]

Improving the Efficiency of Resource Allocation for Covid-19 Response in Imo State – The Role of Strategic Purchasing

Charles Ezenduka, Eric Obikeze, BSC Uzochukwu, Obinna Onwujekwe Introduction The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in wide scale social and economic implications and has had a huge impact on people’s lives, families and communities [1].  In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, countries have reconfigured their systems to provide required services to contain the pandemic, deploying preventive […]

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