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Key Messages from the July FORCE Community Webinar: Coaching Approach for Country Engagement in Burkina Faso

Background The July FORCE community webinar explored the coaching approach through the lens of the Burkina Faso country engagement process. The coach from our engagement in Burkina Faso, Dr Jean-Paul Dossou and a Burkina Faso policymaker who was a major stakeholder, Dr Lamine Traore, were invited to discuss the skills used to ensure a successful […]

Key Messages from the April FORCE Community Webinar: Evaluation and Adaptation of Health Programs Using the Coaching Approach

Background The FORCE webinars for the first four months of 2021 have focused on building the capacity of the community on the coaching approach (CA) using the steps of the Country Engagement (CE) framework. Using country experiences from coaches and policymakers across Africa, each webinar has highlighted the technical and non-technical skills required by a […]

Using Development Assistance for Health (DAH) to Strategically Purchase Health services: Experiences, Lessons, and Options for Uganda

Through the Uganda Health Sector Development Plan (HSDP) and other policy pronouncements, Uganda has committed to accelerating progress towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030, wherein all Ugandans will have access to good quality health services without fear of financial risks. The Global Framework for Health Financing recommends an allocation of US$86 per capita […]

Implementation of Universal Health Insurance in Burkina Faso: Challenges of Involving Pre-existing Insurance Mechanisms

In 2015, Burkina Faso adopted a law on universal health insurance scheme (RAMU), which is compulsory for all. This blog examines the issue of involving existing insurance mechanisms in the implementation of this scheme. Health insurance provision is not well developed in Burkina Faso, where about 2% of the population, mostly employees in the public […]

Strategic Health Purchasing in Cameroon. Multiple Fragmented Schemes and Opportunities For Alignment in the Universal Health Coverage Context.

aR4D International, Yaoundé – Cameroun Access to quality and affordable healthcare is one of the core objectives of any health system. To achieve this goal, Cameroon has implemented many financing strategies/schemes and undertaken a series of reforms to attain Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 20351. A recent study identified not less than thirty health financing […]

Key Messages from the March FORCE Community Webinar – The Design and Implementation of COVID-19 Vaccine Programs in Africa

Background As of 11th March, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in over 117 million cases and 2.6 million deaths worldwide. The virus’s impact has gone beyond health and has had vast adverse economic effects, which has affected countries worldwide. Vaccines have been identified as a safe and effective way of protecting lives and possibly ending […]

Key Messages from the February FORCE Community Webinar – Introduction of Evidence and Solution Selection Using the Coaching Approach.

Background The Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Center (SPARC) is a resource hub aimed at strengthening strategic purchasing capacity in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Our vision is to empower countries with knowledge and practical tools to make access to affordable and quality health care a reality for all. SPARC is not just a resource centre. It is […]

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