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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 […]

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 […]

Implementation of Universal Health Insurance in Burkina Faso: Challenges of Involving Pre-existing Insurance Mechanisms

Authors: Issa Kaboré, Charlemagne Tapsoba, Yamba Kafando, Orokia Sory, Joël Arthur Kiendrébéogo In 2015, Burkina Faso adopted a law on universal health insurance scheme (RAMU), which is compulsory for all. This blog examines the issue of involving existing insurance mechanisms in the implementation of this scheme. Health insurance provision is not well developed in Burkina […]

Dynamic Mapping: An Innovative Tool for Transparent and Equitable Resource Management in the Fight Against COVID-19 in Burkina Faso

Authors: S. Pierre Yaméogo, Orokia Sory, Yamba Kafando, Charlemagne Tapsoba, Issa Kaboré, Joël Arthur Kiendrébéogo Burkina Faso’s efforts to respond to COVID-19 have benefited from considerable national and international solidarity, which has been demonstrated through donations, support and multifaceted assistance. To ensure regular monitoring, transparent and equitable management of the resources received, the Ministry of […]

Strategic Health Purchasing in Cameroon. Multiple Fragmented Schemes and Opportunities For Alignment in the Universal Health Coverage Context.

Joseph Maabo Tankwaa and Isidore Sieleunoua aR4D International, Yaoundé – Cameroun Access to quality and affordable healthcare is one of the core objectives of any health system. To achieve this goal, Cameroon has implemented many financing strategies/schemes and undertaken a series of reforms to attain Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 20351. A recent study identified […]

Key Messages from the March FORCE Community Webinar – The Design and Implementation of COVID-19 Vaccine Programs in Africa

Background As of 11th March, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in over 117 million cases and 2.6 million deaths worldwide. The virus’s impact has gone beyond health and has had vast adverse economic effects, which has affected countries worldwide. Vaccines have been identified as a safe and effective way of protecting lives and possibly ending […]

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