The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research and the WHO Health Systems Financing Department provided financial support to the Thematic Series: "Promoting Universal Financial Protection" which first two papers were recently published. This Thematic Series presents the findings of seven country case-studies that explore factors that have facilitated or hindered expansion of financial risk protection.
- Borghi J et al. (2013). Promoting universal financial protection: a case study of new management of community health insurance in Tanzania
- Onaka C et al. (2013). Promoting universal financial protection: constraints and enabling factors in scaling-up coverage with social health insurance in Nigeria
Expert consultations were held at the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, from 8 to 9 May 2013, to develop operational strategies that can be used by governments and other stakeholders to embed research into decision-making processes, a key recommendation of the WHO Strategy on Health Policy and Systems Research.
Alliance Annual Report 2012
The Alliance HPSR is pleased to share its recently published Annual Report 2012: coming together as a community. The Report features the Alliance programmes and activities and highlights the achievements accomplished throughout 2012. The Report is structured around the Alliance's three main strategic objectives: the generation and synthesis of policy-relevant health systems knowledge; the promotion, dissemination and use of knowledge; and the strengthening of capacity.
Research for Universal Health Coverage
WHO has announced that the next World Health Report will focus on research for universal health coverage. The Report will be published in September 2013.
Universal health coverage is about ensuring that all people have access to services that promote good health, prevent illness, offer treatment and rehabilitation.