strategic health purchasing

STRATEGIC HEALTHCARE PURCHASING ARRANGEMENTS WITHIN THE NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE FUND (NHIF) IN TANZANIA

Author: August Kuwawenaruwa As many countries in Africa aim to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), Strategic Health Purchasing has received growing attention in Tanzania, a low and middle-income country. Purchasing is among the three core functions of healthcare financing, where pooled revenue is allocated to health providers in return for the provision of healthcare services […]

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 […]

Rationing of Health Services During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed a lot of health system challenges that cut across financing for the pandemic, service delivery, quality of care and continuum of care for other medical emergencies not related to the pandemic. More recently, the discussions appear to be turning to how the limited resources (human resource for health, equipment, medicines, […]

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