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Advancing Strategic Health Purchasing in Africa – Exploring the Value of Involving Technical and Political Stakeholders
October 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm EAT
As countries continue to make incremental progress on strategic health purchasing (SHP), it is increasingly important to measure and track their advancement as well as the system effects and results of their progress. SPARC’s technical partners populated the SHP progress mapping framework with baseline data for their countries, and this work culminated in an in-person convening held between January 21 – 23, 2020.
The SHP progress mapping framework is a tool that documents the SHP functions, required SHP organizational capacities, and related governance arrangements. It aims to identify how these SHP functions and capabilities are used as levers to improve resource allocation and accountability for quality health services, as well as appropriate incentives to purchasers, providers and consumers of health services.
This upcoming Twitter chat is part of a series to synthesize and discuss lessons and emerging themes across countries that participated in SPARC’s first progress mapping activity to answer questions on what works and why. In our first series, we will be looking at unpacking the progress of strategic health purchasing in Africa and share knowledge on the importance of involving technical and political stakeholders in strategic purchasing reforms.