Welcome to the new Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage website, which brings together the best features of the UHC Forward and Joint Learning Network web platforms. Our goal is to make evidence, news and analysis on the global movement towards universal health coverage more easily accessible to you and your colleagues.


Universal Health Coverage News, Activities and Analysis from around the world



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). 

    • 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 reasons...
    • 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. 
    • Promoting Interoperability of Health Insurance Information Systems through a Health Data Dictionary

      This paper aims to aid countries that are consolidating health insurance schemes to achieve universal coverage by providing an overview for national policymakers on the role of the HDD and why establishing one early on is a key step in promoting system interoperability.
    • Determining Common Requirements for National Health Insurance Information Systems

      This report provides a set of practical common information, tools, and resources, which country decision-makers can use as they develop national-level health insurance information system plans.
    • Requirements for National Health Insurance Information Systems

      Draft, functional level requirements for the following processes in insurance: determining eligibility, enrollment, pre-authorization, claims processing, and payment collection. These requirements can be adapted and customized to your specific context.
    • National Insurance Framework Conceptual System Design Map

      Overview of the actions and business processes covered in a national health insurance system.
    • Provider Payment Reform and Information Technology Systems

      This paper address key implementation questions raised by countries on the journey toward UHC, and provides concrete data so that policymakers and IT professionals alike may understand the ramifications of the provider payment choice on the IT systems underpinning them. This paper is...
    • Universal Health Coverage Frequently Asked Questions

      Universal health coverage means that all people have access to the health services they need (prevention, promotion, treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care) without the risk of financial hardship when paying for them. Learn more about universal health coverage in this FAQ from the...
    • The Costs of Attaining the Millennium Development Goals

      Using two different approaches, the World Bank estimates that, if countries improve their policies and institutions, the additional foreign aid required to reach the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 is between $40-$60 billion a year. This estimate is consistent with other...