JLN Kenya to Align with National UHC Agenda
Kenya has marked 2018 with a national drive to realize universal health coverage (UHC). In the next five years, the government has promised to undergo a major effort around the attainment of UHC through policy and administrative reforms in the health sector.

The JLN is poised to support the Kenyan government's UHC agenda. The JLN Kenya Country Core Group has identified three mechanisms for aligning with and supporting the country's national UHC plan.  Read more
Taxes for Better Health: Making the Case in the JLN

JLN countries participating in the Fiscal Policy for Public Health learning exchange convened in Kenya for in-depth discussions and the sharing of their experiences around the implementation of taxes on products hazardous to public health, like tobacco and sugary drinks.   Read more
Leveraging Health Data to Inform Policy Change

Health expenditure data can serve as a vital input for diagnosing systems challenges, gathering evidence on the cost and impact of reforms and monitoring the results of policy changes to the health systems.

 A recent HFG webinar with JLN member Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby explored how practitioners can employ health data to inform policy and advocate for health system resources Read more
Kenya Hosts JLN Meetings on Health Financing

Hosting two JLN learning exchanges on health financing in Kenya provided Kenya's government with a platform for globally sharing and highlighting the country's commitment and intensified efforts to achieving universal health coverage.  Read more
Two New Collaboratives Launched Under the JLN in Nigeria

The Government of Nigeria hosted a workshop in January 2018 to officially launch two collaboratives under the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria (NJLN). 
The two collaboratives will provide an opportunity for states to engage in experience sharing and joint problem-solving around identified priority topics.  Read more
Featured Resources
Using Data Analytics to Monitor Provider Payment Systems 

A carefully developed provider payment system can be a powerful instrument for making progress toward UHC -- and effectively monitoring this system is an integral part of the process. 

Countries can draw on the collective experience presented in this toolkit to create an effective provider payment monitoring system that generates information on reaching system targets or alerts of emerging consequences. Download the Toolkit
Myanmar Strategic Purchasing Series

This series examines the practical considerations in the design and implementation of a strategic purchasing pilot project among private general practitioners in Myanmar. 

From packaging services to performance-based incentives, these briefs will provide insight into strategic purchasing efforts in Myanmar and advance the larger global health financing agenda. Download the reports
JLN Events
April 4-6, 2018 | Seoul, South Korea
April 16-17, 2018 | Washington, D.C., United States
April 19-20, 2018 | Washington, D.C., United States
Global UHC Events
Geneva Health Forum
April 10-12, 2018  | Geneva, Switzerland

The Geneva Health Forum hosts a conference for innovative practices in global health with the aim to showcase innovative, accessible and sustainable practices in order to facilitate access and health equity.  Event details
Third Annual Universal Health Coverage Financing Forum
April 19-20, 2018  | Washington, D.C. 

The Forum will focus on mobilizing and shaping health financing to achieve equity and access to health services. This two-day event builds on previous years, which looked at resource mobilization and strategic policies and practical interventions to help governments use health system resources more efficiently Event details