Month archive: December, 2020

The Global Financing Facility in Uganda through a pandemic lens

The COVID-19 pandemic has redirected the world’s attention to the importance of strong public health systems. Uganda, one of the Global Financing Facility’s (GFF) country cases, was also impacted by the virus outbreak. Our new factsheet – a second joint publication in the series with our partner CEHURD – provides an overview of updated information about the GFF in Uganda (since the first publication) and of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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UHC: time for really ‘innovative’ health financing!

Myria Koutsoumpa, Rosana Lescrauwaet and Mariska Meurs

This blog was first published on the Health Financing for Africa platform

Ten years after the WHO’s report on Universal Health Coverage (UHC), most African low- and lower-middle income countries are not able to raise enough resources to achieve UHC. And however important, domestic efforts for resource mobilisation alone will not be enough to bring us there. The world has a collective responsibility to address tax injustices and high indebtedness, which have a huge potential to free resources for health.

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Global Skills Partnerships on Migration: Challenges and Risks for the Health Sector

Health worker migration and mobility is more and more often facilitated by bilateral (country-to-country) agreements, involving public as well as private players. Many such agreements exist already, but the details of them are quite in-transparent and there is much unclarity about who negotiates such agreements. Wemos’ policy researcher global health Corinne Hinlopen and Remco van de Pas from Maastricht University wrote an analysis commissioned by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), of the existing status quo of such Skills Partnerships and formulated recommendations to improve their design and governance.

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