The JLN Welcomes Three New Countries, Marking 30 Members
The JLN is pleased to announce three new associate members to the network: Lao PDR, Lebanon and South Africa.

Recognized for their commitment to pursuing universal health coverage, the three new member countries will contribute their unique experiences with reforming health systems to the JLN community, strengthening and enriching the entire joint learning network
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Vertical Integration with Expanded Roles for Hospitals

For the global UHC community, the idea of people-centered integrated health services has resonated widely as being pivotal to achieving UHC and to truly ensure that no one is left behind.
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Key Findings from the Tracking UHC: 2017 Global Monitoring Report

This World Bank and World Health Organization report reveals that there is still a long way to go before we achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3 of ensuring healthy lives and well-being for all. Still, the global commitment to achieving UHC is underway.
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New Report: Financing and Payment Models for Primary Health Care - Six Lessons From JLN Country Experience

This new paper from the JLN and GIZ presents six important lessons on financing primary care emerging from countries that can be adapted and applied by other countries facing similar challenges in strengthening their PHC systems.
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Featured Resources
HFG Advancing Health Systems Podcast Series

The Health Finance and Governance Project has just launched a podcast that seeks to provide knowledge and perspectives on critical challenges for health systems strengthening and reform. Listen to the podcast
Myanmar Strategic Purchasing Brief Series

These briefs examine the practical considerations in the design and implementation of a strategic purchasing pilot project among private general practitioners in Myanmar.

This pilot will start developing the important functions of, and provide valuable lessons around, contracting of health providers and purchasing that will contribute to the broader health financing agenda. Download the reports
JLN Events
February 14-15, 2018 | Nairobi, Kenya
February 13, 2018 | Nairobi, Kenya
Global UHC Events
Global Conference on Integrated Care
February 1-3, 2018  | Singapore

To witness the effects of integration on systems, providers, professionals, and patients, this conference will bring together health and social care experts, practitioners, professionals and policymakers under one roof to discuss topics related to integrated care.  Event details
WHO Global Learning Laboratory Webinar: Compassion - the Heart of Quality People-Centered Health
February 14, 2018 | Virtual

This 90-minute webinar explores the role of compassion as a critical pillar of delivering quality people-centered health services Event details
Africa Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare
February 19-21, 2018  | Durban, South Africa

At this conference, participants will gain the tools and techniques needed to make measurable progress on quality in their organizations,  learn from innovative quality improvement initiatives that have improved health outcomes in Africa, and network with peers Event details
HFG Webinar: Strategic Health Purchasing Roundtable
February 20, 2018  | Virtual

The Heatlh Finance and Governance Project is hosting a series of monthly webinars on topics related to health financing. This session will feature an interactive discussion on strategic health purchasing.  Event details

For dates and more information on HFG's upcoming monthly webinars, covering topics like health financing and expanding coverage, click here

UHC Headlines
Universal Health Coverage Law Approved in Egypt
The Lancet

International observers and Egyptian medics have hailed a new universal health coverage law that received parliamentary approval in mid-December after years of discussion and planning.  Read more
What Happens When Primary Health Care is Universal? 
Project Syndicate

Since the 1990s, Costa Rica has built a system of primary health care that reaches nearly every citizen. Four key reforms underpinned this progress, and offer a model that other countries pursuing universal health coverage should consider
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Can We Do More With What We Already Have In Our Health Service?
The Times Malawi

The Malawi Minister of Health and Population reflects on leveraging the country's domestic resources to strengthen health outcomes. Read more