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The Mismanagement of the COVID-19 Funds in Cameroon and the Necessity for Reforms Towards More Transparency and Accountability

Transparency and accountability in the management of public resources are the foundation of good governance. Ensuring that public funds are well managed has always been a central concern of citizens. For over three decades, embezzlement scandals have been recurrent in Cameroon. The most recent is related to the management of the COVID-19 funds nicknamed “Covidgate” […]

Designing a Benefits Package that Enhances Effective and Efficient Resource Allocation During Pandemics: Key Considerations

Determining the benefits package- the set of services or interventions purchased is one of the three key strategic purchasing decisions. Pandemics such as COVID-19 pose a major challenge due to their unpredictability in terms of their occurrence, duration, the extent of spread, associated morbidity and mortality, and the level of economic, social, or political disruption. […]

Réflexions D’octobre

Écoutez les réflexions de Septembre du Dr Nkechi Olalere, Directeur Exécutif, Centre de Ressources pour les Achats Strategiques en Afrique (SPARC) Tout au long de mes années de travail dans les secteurs public et privé, j’ai tenu de nombreuses discussions sur le rôle de la politique dans les politiques de santé ou la prise de […]

October Reflections

Listen to the September Reflections by Dr. Nkechi Olalere, Executive Director at Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Center (SPARC). In my years of work in both public and private sectors, I have held many discussions on the role of politics in health policies or decision making. I have met many a technical experts, purists, who strongly […]

En première ligne de la riposte au COVID-19 – Leçons tirées de la RDC

Ceci est un podcast de notre webinaire de juillet qui portait sur les leçons apprises en RDC en combattant trois épi / pandémies. Les panélistes étaient Dr. Samuel Roger Kamba, est Conseiller Spécial, Couverture Sanitaire Universelle en RDC; Dr. Gisèle Mbuyi, Chargée de Surveillance, Contrôle des Maladies, Gestion des Urgences et des Catastrophes, Au Sein […]

Advancing Strategic Health Purchasing in Africa – Exploring the Value of Involving Technical and Political Stakeholders

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 […]

Les Enseignements Pour L’afrique Face À La Pandémie Mondiale Du Coronavirus

Le nouveau coronavirus, appelé COVID-19, a créé une urgence sanitaire mondiale sans précédent. Plusieurs pays africains ont pris diverses mesures pour prévenir la propagation du coronavirus et atténuer son impact sur les moyens de subsistance et leurs économies en général. Au point culminant de la pandémie, des pays tels que le Rwanda et l’Ouganda, et […]

Coronavirus: Amid The Global Pandemic, Lessons For Africa

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has created an unprecedented global health emergency. Several African countries have taken a variety of actions to prevent the spread of coronavirus and mitigate its impact on livelihoods and their overall economies. At the peak of the pandemic, countries such as Rwanda, Uganda, and South Africa were under a nationwide lockdown, […]

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