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The Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) makes a variety of resources available to practitioners and policymakers that are making reforms to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). 

    • A Quiet Revolution: Strengthening the Routine Health Information System in Bangladesh

      This publication describes efforts by Bangladesh’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, with support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Develop- ment (BMZ), to strengthen the country’s routine health information system (HIS). ...
    • Connecting Health Information Systems for Better Health

      Connecting Health Information Systems for Better Health: leveraging interoperability standards to link patient, provider, payor, and policymaker data is an eBook that was developed by PATH for the JLN Information Technology Initiative, is a reference guide for countries wanting...
    • Social determinants of health, universal health coverage, and sustainable development

      Many intrinsically related determinants of health and disease exist, including social and economic status, education, employment, housing, and physical and environmental exposures. These factors interact to cumulatively affect health and disease burden of individuals and...
    • Costing of Health Services for Provider Payment: A Practical Manual

      The Costing Manual developed by the Costing Collaborative members is the first costing-specific resource that bridges costing theory — what you should do — with practical, step by step guidance on what you can do to address multiple challenges...
    • Equity-Oriented Monitoring in the Context of Universal Health Coverage

      Monitoring inequalities in health is fundamental to the equitable and progressive realization of universal health coverage (UHC). A successful approach to global inequality monitoring must be intuitive enough for widespread adoption, yet maintain technical credibility. This...
    • Equity-Oriented Monitoring in the Context of Universal Health Coverage

      Monitoring inequalities in health is fundamental to the equitable and progressive realization of universal health coverage (UHC). A successful approach to global inequality monitoring must be intuitive enough for widespread adoption, yet maintain technical credibility. This...
    • Guidance on Conducting a Situation Analysis of Health Financing for Universal Health Coverage

      Developing a national health financing strategy should begin with a thorough analysis of the country’s existing health financing arrangements. Such an analysis aims to provide detailed insights into where the existing system is performing well or poorly, a diagnosis of the...
    • Rapid extension of health protection

      This Policy Brief summarizes the limited coverage of health protection today and suggests three steps to rapidly extend health protection and achieve universal  health coverage that is sustainable and allows for returns in terms of socio-economic development and inclusive...
    • Community Health Workers to Ensure Appropriate use of Health Prevention and Promotion Services

      For 4 decades, Village Health Volunteers (VHVs) in Thailand have played a vital role supporting their communities’ curative care, primary care and preventive and promotive programs.
    • Quality Framework for Payers

       A framework for payers to drive improvement in National Health Care Quality.