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 with the JLN Kenya Country Core Group identifying three mechanisms to align with and support the country's national UHC plan.  Read more
Compassion: An Integral Component of Health Care Systems
No Shortcuts, Only a Long Journey to UHC
Kenya Hosts JLN Meetings on Health Financing

Hosting two JLN learning exchanges on health financing in Kenya gave Kenya's government a platform for sharing and highlighting the country's commitment and intensified efforts to achieving universal health coverage.  Read more
JLN Featured in World Hospitals Journal
Take the JLN Member Survey

Take the JLN member survey in English or French by April 18th. We've received over 75 responses, with Indonesia leading the way! We encourage responses from all JLN members and associate countries. Take the survey
Featured Resource
Economics of Tobacco Taxation Toolkit

Developed by the World Bank Group Global Tobacco Control Program, this toolkit is geared towards helping economists, health specialists and researchers analyze the economic and public health issues surrounding tobacco taxation so they can provide recommendations to policymakers.

The toolkit builds knowledge of excise tax policies for tobacco products and how excise taxes have been designed and implemented around the globe Download the Toolkit
JLN Events
April 16-17, 2018 | Washington, D.C., United States
April 19-20, 2018 | Washington, D.C., United States
Global UHC Events
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, strategic policies and practical interventions to help governments use health system resources more efficiently Event details
WHO GLL Webinar: Strengthening the Knowledge Base on Quality of Care -- An Overview of Hinari: Research for Health
April 25, 2018  | Virtual

This training webinar will provide an overview of the WHO program Hinari Access to Research for Health. Participants will engage in interactive exercises and search strategies pertaining to quality of care Event details
HFG Webinar: Expanding Coverage Through Health Insurance Roundtable
April 26, 2018  | Virtual

HFG will host a webinar featuring a technical exchange on expanding coverage through health insurance. Use the hashtag #HFGAdvances to join the conversation online Event details
UHC Headlines
President of Nigeria Approves New Excise Duty Rates on Alcohol, Tobacco
The Nation

The government of Nigeria has approved new taxes on alcohol and tobacco products to raise fiscal revenue and reduce the health hazards associated with tobacco-related disease and alcohol abuse.  Read more
Is India's National Health Protection Scheme Good Public Policy?

While not all insurance programs are successful, there is sufficient evidence that if implemented well, insurance can save lives and improve financial well-being.  Read more