Strategic Health Purchasing Gaps in Kenya

Strategic purchasing remains a key reform area for advancing progress towards universal health coverage (UHC). While strategic purchasing requires a continuous pursuit for better ways to determine service entitlements, the set of providers to buy from and ways to reimburse providers, the execution of these actions remain marred with several bottlenecks in Kenya. This blog […]

Leveraging on Provider Payment Mechanisms for Universal Health Coverage: Lessons from Kenya

Globally, countries are increasingly reforming their health systems as efforts to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) intensifies. Although system-wide health sector reforms are required, especially in developing countries, there is increasing evidence for prioritization of purchasing reforms, especially provider payment mechanisms (PPMs). PPMs – the methods used by purchasers to reimburse healthcare providers to deliver […]

A Visit for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Nigeria on a Study Tour of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) in Kenya

Strategic Purchasing African Resource Centre (SPARC) hosted a delegation of general managers from Nigeria’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) for a three-day study tour to share experience on how the Kenyan Government is working towards achieving universal health coverage (UHC), with lessons from the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) reforms, and explore future partnerships. The […]

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, […]

Réflexions D’août

Écoutez les réflexions d’août du Dr Nkechi Olalere, Directeur Exécutif, Centre de Ressources pour les Achats Strategiques en Afrique (SPARC) Le COVID-19 a démontré qu’aucun pays ne dispose de la capacité de mettre en place une riposte pleinement efficace. Depuis le moment où la pandémie a frappé la plupart des pays, la propagation communautaire est […]

From The Frontlines Of The COVID-19 Response – The Role Of Governance In Purchasing For The COVID-19 Response

Dr. Edwine Barasa “If men were angels, governance would not be necessary”– James Madison As countries continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, a key component of their response is how they purchase COVID-19 healthcare services. Purchasing here is used to refer to the transfer of pooled health funds to healthcare facilities in exchange of […]

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