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MODALITÉS D’ACHAT STRATÉGIQUE DE SOINS DE SANTÉ AU SEIN DE LA CAISSE NATIONALE D’ASSURANCE MALADIE (NHIF) EN TANZANIE

Auteur: August Kuwawenaruwa Au moment où beaucoup de pays africains visent à atteindre la couverture sanitaire universelle (CSU), l’achat stratégique de soins de santé fait l’objet d’une attention croissante en Tanzanie, un pays à revenu faible et moyen. L’achat fait partie des trois fonctions principales du financement de la santé, où les revenus communs sont […]

STRATEGIC HEALTHCARE PURCHASING ARRANGEMENTS WITHIN THE NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE FUND (NHIF) IN TANZANIA

Author: August Kuwawenaruwa As many countries in Africa aim to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), Strategic Health Purchasing has received growing attention in Tanzania, a low and middle-income country. Purchasing is among the three core functions of healthcare financing, where pooled revenue is allocated to health providers in return for the provision of healthcare services […]

From The Frontlines Of The COVID-19 Response – The Role Of Governance In Purchasing For The COVID-19 Response

Dr. Edwine Barasa “If men were angels, governance would not be necessary”– James Madison As countries continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, a key component of their response is how they purchase COVID-19 healthcare services. Purchasing here is used to refer to the transfer of pooled health funds to healthcare facilities in exchange of […]

Une Approche Holistique de la Société face au COVID-19: Le rôle du secteur privé

Par Felix Abrahams Obi Au moment où la pandémie COVID-19 fait rage, les gouvernements africains et d’autres continents sont confrontés à la difficile décision de rouvrir leurs économies et de protéger la santé et le bien-être de leurs populations. Bien que certains pays aient fait des progrès significatifs en aplatissant la courbe grâce à une […]

The Whole of Society Approach to COVID-19: Role of Private Sector

By Felix Abrahams Obi As the COVID-19 pandemic rages, governments across Africa and other continents are grappling with the tough decision of reopening their economies and also protecting the health and wellbeing of their citizens. While some countries have made significant progress in flattening the curve through a combination of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions, the […]

Strategic Purchasing Amidst Uncertainties: How Can Evidence Be Harnessed To Support COVID-19 Response In Africa?

“Posterity may forgive me if I make the wrong decision, but posterity will never forgive me should I fail to make a decision” – Olusegun Obasanjo (Former President, Federal Republic of Nigeria) The world is not the same since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. The order of things is unprecedentedly evolving as routine decision-making […]

Rationing of Health Services During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed a lot of health system challenges that cut across financing for the pandemic, service delivery, quality of care and continuum of care for other medical emergencies not related to the pandemic. More recently, the discussions appear to be turning to how the limited resources (human resource for health, equipment, medicines, […]

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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