Virtual Launch of the Special Issue of Health Systems and Reform: Making Progress on Strategic Health Purchasing in Africa

September 29, 2022 | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM GMT | 3:00PM – 6:00PM EAT

Virtual Launch of the Health Systems and Reform Journal Special Issue: Making Progress on Strategic Health Purchasing in Africa

The Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Centre (SPARC)—a resource hub hosted by Amref Health Africa with technical support from Results for Development (R4D)— co-created the Strategic Health Purchasing Progress Tracking Framework with ten technical partners, and applied the framework in nine countries.  In a special issue of the Health Systems & Reform: Vol 8, No 2 (tandfonline.com) SPARC and the technical partners share findings applying the framework shedding light on the political, technical and operations challenges countries face implementing strategic purchasing approaches and getting positive health system results, while also drawing out some practical lessons for overcoming these challenges.We are pleased to inform you that SPARC will host the virtual launch of the Health Systems and Reform Journal special issue: Making Progress on Strategic Health Purchasing in Africa on September 29th from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM GMT | 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM EATAt this webinar, SPARC and the technical partners will discuss key messages from the papers – why strategic health purchasing is critical for Africa, findings applying the framework, evidence that strategic health purchasing leads to service delivery improvements and the future for strategic health purchasing in Africa. Follow us on social media for more details on the webinar.Real-time interpretation in French will be available.

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