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July 2020

Universal Health Coverage Course for Health Leaders and Managers

July 6 @ 9:00 am - July 10 @ 1:00 pm UTC

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries are working towards advancing Universal Health Care (UHC) and strategic health purchasing (SHP) to guarantee service delivery to populations they serve.  SPARC has partnered with Amref International University and the Institute of Capacity Development to build capacity of health leaders and managers across Africa in UHC and SHP.  Our inaugural five - day course commences today with the first cohort from Amref Health Africa and strategic partners. The course will cover the following key areas: Introduction to health systemsIntroduction…

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

July 30 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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