Transforming PHC Delivery and Financing Through Primary Care Networks
This learning brief highlights the process for developing this learning community and some of the key learnings on how to successfully implement PCNs. Furthermore, it provides key recommendations for country policymakers, practitioners, and development partners based on lessons from the PHCPI COP.
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Several JLN country members were present at the recent Asia & The Pacific Health Financing Forum (APHFF) to discuss “Financing Primary Health Care: Opportunities at the Boundaries.” Watch Dr. Rozita Halina, Director of Planning Division at Ministry of Health in Malaysia and long-time JLN champion, share her takeaways on next steps to finance primary health care and reach UHC not only in the region, but across the world.
As the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI) concludes, the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) joins in expressions of gratitude and emphasizes the value of the JLN-PHCPI partnership. The JLN commits to keep the momentum strong, to continuously and collectively push to improve PHC as countries advance towards UHC.
Shaping a private provider sector that accelerates UHC: Foundational skills for public payers and policymakers
Countries pursuing universal health coverage (UHC) are increasingly active in seeking to leverage private healthcare providers to enhance their reforms. Many are contracting private providers to deliver subsidized care and/or corporatizing their public facilities in order to improve performance, tackle inefficiencies and stimulate much-needed new investment across the delivery systems. As most soon discover, this requires a very different set of skills to those traditionally developed among public healthcare officials, and a range of technical and cultural gaps become evident.