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July 2020

Live Webinar: From the frontlines of the COVID-19 Response – Lessons learnt from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

July 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EAT
Zoom Webinar
Live Webinar: From the frontlines of the COVID-19 Response - Lessons learnt from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Jul 30, 2020 05:00 PM Nairobi Topic: From the frontlines of the COVID-19 Response - Lessons learnt from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Register in advance for this webinar: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Learn More Webinar Speakers Dr. Samuel Roger Kamba (Special Advisor, Universal Health Coverage @DRC) Dr. Samuel Roger Kamba is a medical doctor with 30 years of practice. He holds a medical…

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August 2020

SPARC TWITTER CHAT: The Role of Governance in Purchasing for the COVID-19 Response

August 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EAT
Twitter

Join us for #SPARCchat V! We will be discussing, “The Role of Governance in Purchasing for the COVID-19 Response.” Save the date 11th August from 3PM GMT|4PM WAT|6PM EAT

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September 2020

COVID-19 Response – A Global Perspective with Lessons from Africa on Strategic Health Purchasing.

September 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EAT

We shall be hosting our 6th edition of #SPARCchat. The topic of discussion will be "COVID-19 Response - A Global Perspective with Lessons from Africa on Strategic Health Purchasing. Our SPARCchat VI panelists are: Nathaniel Otoo, Senior Fellow, Results for Development Nathaniel Otoo is a Health Systems & Public Policy Consultant and a Senior Fellow at Results for Development Institute. He was the founding Executive Director of the Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Centre (SPARC) hosted at Amref Health Africa in…

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October 2020

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
Twitter

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,…

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November 2020

‘Enhancing Accountability Through Provider Contracts – How Provider Contracts Can Be Used To Align Provider Behaviour and Incentivize Quality Health Services’

November 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EAT
Twitter

Africa needs to advance on its implementation of strategic health purchasing (SHP). Join us for our #SPARCchat VIII as we discuss how provider contracts can be used to align provider behaviour and incentivize quality health services.

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February 2021

February Twitter Chat: ‘The Role of Community Participation in Strategic Purchasing Interventions’

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EAT
Twitter

What is the role of communities in Strategic Health Purchasing interventions? Are there avenues to inform the community about their rights, obligations and entitlements? Join us on February 9th as we discuss this and much more.

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March 2021

Strategic Health Purchasing – ‘Changing the Conversation’

March 9 @ 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm EAT

Two years after the SPARC launch, what has changed in the landscape of strategic health purchasing on the continent? Register for the SPARC session on day two of this year’s #AHAIC2021 virtual conference to learn more. Click here to register.

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June 2021

Leveraging Performance-Based Financing for Strategic Health Purchasing

June 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EAT

The Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Centre (SPARC) is pleased to invite you to the second webinar in the policy dialogue series “Strengthening Strategic Health Purchasing in Africa – Changing the Conversation.” This webinar will focus on Leveraging Performance-Based Financing (PBF) for Strategic Health Purchasing. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, from 4:00 – 5:30 PM (EAT).  In this webinar, policymakers will highlight opportunities and challenges with moving health systems towards Strategic Health Purchasing leveraging PBF schemes that have been implemented in many countries of…

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July 2021

Findings from Strategic Purchasing Mapping in Burkina Faso: Drivers of Progress, Challenges and Recommendations’ from 3 pm GMT | 4 pm WAT | 6 pm EAT. #SPARCchat 15

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EAT

Broadly, strategic purchasing is the efficient use of limited resources to deliver maximum health outcomes for everyone. It involves the use of information to make purchasing decisions, including what to buy, who to buy from and how to pay. Strategic purchasing explores ways to provide quality healthcare services to priority populations, especially the most vulnerable and needy, using limited resources. Burkina Faso has made progress in strategic health purchasing in its Gratuité program and community-based health insurance (CBHI) schemes by…

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“Exploring Universal Health Coverage Funding And Payment Reforms for Primary Health Care in Africa.”

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EAT

SAVE THE DATE As part of its mandate to serve as a complimentary resource and partner to the many health financing initiatives on the African continent and globally, SPARC has partnered with The African Forum for Primary Health Care (AfroPHC) to organize a webinar themed, “Exploring Universal Health Coverage Funding And Payment Reforms for Primary Health Care in Africa.” The webinar aims to provide a forum to share experiences and discuss issues affecting Primary Health Care (PHC) funding towards universal…

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