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OUR VISION

Improved health outcomes for the poor and vulnerable around the world.

OUR MISSION #1

Generate robust evidence about the role of non-state actors in pro-poor health provision to inform policies for enhancing mixed health systems.

OUR MISSION #2

Highlight and disseminate the evidence to support the formal recognition of the role of non-state actors

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HANSHEP April 2017 Knowledge Exchange: Strategic Purchasing

30th May

There is a growing awareness that health care financing is essential for Universal Health Coverage (UHC). As it has risen to the centre of global policy debate, there has been increasing acknowledgment that this means more than just revenue generation. Purchasing is the essential link between the resources pooled and the delivery of quality services for universal coverage. The 2000 World Health Report describes strategic or active purchasing as “a continuous search for the best ways to maximize health system performance by deciding which interventions should be purchased, how, and from whom.” Strategic purchasing, if done correctly, could help countries achieve UHC by improving health system performance, quality, efficiency, equity and responsiveness.

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HANSHEP April 2017 Knowledge Exchange: Strategic Purchasing

16th May

There is a growing awareness that health care financing is essential for Universal Health Coverage (UHC). As it has risen to the centre of global policy debate, there has been increasing acknowledgment that this means more than just revenue generation. Purchasing is the essential link between the resources pooled and the delivery of quality services for universal coverage. The 2000 World Health Report describes strategic or active purchasing as “a continuous search for the best ways to maximize health system performance by deciding which interventions should be purchased, how, and from whom.” Strategic Purchasing (SP), if done correctly, could help countries achieve UHC by improving health system performance, quality, efficiency, equity and responsiveness. Despite the evidence supporting the importance of SP, there is confusion and a lack of evidence on how to obtain the correct service-mix, volume and provider-mix. Given this uncertainty, HANSHEP Members chose to focus on this key area for their April quarterly meeting. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing some of the innovations and case studies showcased during the HANSHEP Knowledge Exchange.

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