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Presentation at the 23rd Conference of the Italian Health Economics Association

On September 29th 2018 Simone Ghislandi presented at the Italian Health Economics Association 23rd Annual Conference, held at the University of Napoli Federico II, the paper:

 

 “Impact of universal health coverage on medical care utilization: Evidence from Ghana”.

 

 Authors: L. FiestasNavarrete, S. Ghislandi, F. Tediosi

 

Read more here: http://www.aiesweb.it/public/convegni/allegati/Programma_AIES_Finale_26_09.pdf 

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Presentation at the first Conference of the Swiss Society of Health Economics

On September 14th Dr. Kenneth Harttgen presented at the first Conference of the Swiss Society of Health Economics the paper: “Machine learning to understand health insurance enrolment and take-up of health services”. 

 

Read more here: https://www.sggoe.ch/conference-2018.html

 

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Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research 2018

Congratulations to our team members Paola Salari (Post-doc) and Igor Francetic (PhD student) for participating to the 2018 Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, taking place from October 8th in Liverpool, UK. Paola and Igor will have the opportunity to present results from our project’s research activities.

 

Read more here: http://healthsystemsresearch.org/hsr2018/

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Research activities in Tanzania

Between May and July 2018, researchers from our project conducted extensive data collection activities in different regions in Tanzania. The data collected in the 2018 round of data collection represents the core of the evidence supporting our research activities. Our two PhD students focusing on Tanzania - with the support of several local research assistants - carried out and supervised the data collection activities. The surveys mixed quantitative and qualitative techniques and touched 10 different districts across 3 regions in central Tanzania (Dodoma, Shinyanga and Iringa). The analysis is now on.

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3rd R4D CAG meeting in Tanzania

The third meeting with the Country Advisory Group (CAG) of Tanzania took place on June 13th in Dar es Salaam. The CAG members discussed with project members the research progress, providing valuable feedback on the preliminary results presented. The project updates were followed by a fruitful discussion about the current governance challenges faced by the Tanzanian health system.

 

CAG members include representatives from: Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC); Non-governmental Organizations (SIKIKA); Policy Research Institutions (ESRF); Health Research Institute (IHI); Social security regulatory authority (SSRA); National health insurance fund (NHIF); International organizations (UNICEF); President Office Regional Administration and Local Government (Po-RALG); and donor funded projects (HPSS).

 

The CAG is meant to advise the project, ensure relevance of the research activities and connect the project with the policy making processes.

 

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Building blocks of progress: Case studies in pharmaceutical systems strengthening

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) just published a case study related to the Jazia Prime Vendor System for pharmaceuticals in the Dodoma region in Tanzania. The Jazia system is promoted by our partners from the HPSS project.

 

Read the case study: https://pharmasystems.org/public-sector-medicine-supply-tanzania/

More information about the Jazia PVS: https://www.jaziaprimevendor.or.tz/

More information about the HPSS project: https://www.hpss.or.tz

r4d HSG working paper nr. 1 is out

Our first working paper on Social Protection Schemes in Ghana is out. Check it out in our Publications section:

Akweongo, Patricia; Aikins, Moses; Dako-Gyeke, Mavis (2017). Review of Social Protection Schemes in Ghana. R4D HSG Working Paper nr. 1.

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r4d CAG meeting in Tanzania

The second  meeting with the Country Advisory Grouop (CAG) of Tanzania will take place in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) on November 7th, 2017. In this meeting CAG members will discuss the progress of the project and the future project activities. 

CAG members include representatives from: Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC); Non-governmental Organizations (SIKIKA); Policy Research Institutions (ESRF); Health Research Institute (IHI); Social security regulatory authority (SSRA); National health insurance fund (NHIF); International organizations (UNICEF); President Office Regional Administration and Local Government (Po-RALG); and donor funded projects (HPSS).

The CAG is meant to advise the project, ensure relevance of the research activities and connect the project with the policy making processes. 

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r4d site visit and CAG meeting in Ghana

The first official r4d site visit will take place in Accra (Ghana) in October 2017. The Principal Investigators of the project and some other team representatives will meet the two assigned Review Panel members for an intense 2-days session focused on the current status of the project and the expected progress.

 

The visit is organized in cooperation with the local partners and it is an excellent opportunity to share project updates, discuss ongoing research activities and plan future research. 

The team will also meet the Country Advisory Group (CAG) in Ghana, sharing and discussing project updates. The CAG involves stakeholders at national level and is meant to ensure that the project's activities are relevant and aligned with local needs.

 

Updates and comments will follow. 

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Session at ICRD 2017

Our project team will co-chair a session at the 2017 International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD) in Bern.

 

The session will take place on Friday September 8th 2017, with the title "Extending social health protection systems in low and middle income countries: the role of partnerships between NGOs and research institutions".

 

More details about the session and the speakers here: https://www.conftool.com/icrd2017/index.php?page=browseSessions&form_session=19

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Presentation at the 12th international Health Economics Association (iHEA) congress, 8-11 July 2017, Boston

 

Paola Salari presented one of the papers on which she is currently working with Fabrizio Tediosi, Patricia Akweongo and Moses Aikins at the 2017 iHEA conference, in Boston. The title of the paper is: Determinants of health insurance enrollment in Ghana: evidence from three national household surveys.

 

More details about the program can be found here: http://www.healtheconomics.org/page/2017Program

 

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Presentation at the 23rd Conference of the Italian Health Economics Association

On September 29th 2018 Simone Ghislandi presented at the Italian Health Economics Association 23rd Annual Conference, held at the University of Napoli Federico II, the paper:

 

 “Impact of universal health coverage on medical care utilization: Evidence from Ghana”.

 

 Authors: L. FiestasNavarrete, S. Ghislandi, F. Tediosi

 

Read more here: http://www.aiesweb.it/public/convegni/allegati/Programma_AIES_Finale_26_09.pdf 

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Presentation at the first Conference of the Swiss Society of Health Economics

On September 14th Dr. Kenneth Harttgen presented at the first Conference of the Swiss Society of Health Economics the paper: “Machine learning to understand health insurance enrolment and take-up of health services”. 

 

Read more here: https://www.sggoe.ch/conference-2018.html

 

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Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research 2018

Congratulations to our team members Paola Salari (Post-doc) and Igor Francetic (PhD student) for participating to the 2018 Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, taking place from October 8th in Liverpool, UK. Paola and Igor will have the opportunity to present results from our project’s research activities.

 

Read more here: http://healthsystemsresearch.org/hsr2018/

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Research activities in Tanzania

Between May and July 2018, researchers from our project conducted extensive data collection activities in different regions in Tanzania. The data collected in the 2018 round of data collection represents the core of the evidence supporting our research activities. Our two PhD students focusing on Tanzania - with the support of several local research assistants - carried out and supervised the data collection activities. The surveys mixed quantitative and qualitative techniques and touched 10 different districts across 3 regions in central Tanzania (Dodoma, Shinyanga and Iringa). The analysis is now on.

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3rd R4D CAG meeting in Tanzania

The third meeting with the Country Advisory Group (CAG) of Tanzania took place on June 13th in Dar es Salaam. The CAG members discussed with project members the research progress, providing valuable feedback on the preliminary results presented. The project updates were followed by a fruitful discussion about the current governance challenges faced by the Tanzanian health system.

 

CAG members include representatives from: Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC); Non-governmental Organizations (SIKIKA); Policy Research Institutions (ESRF); Health Research Institute (IHI); Social security regulatory authority (SSRA); National health insurance fund (NHIF); International organizations (UNICEF); President Office Regional Administration and Local Government (Po-RALG); and donor funded projects (HPSS).

 

The CAG is meant to advise the project, ensure relevance of the research activities and connect the project with the policy making processes.

 

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Building blocks of progress: Case studies in pharmaceutical systems strengthening

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) just published a case study related to the Jazia Prime Vendor System for pharmaceuticals in the Dodoma region in Tanzania. The Jazia system is promoted by our partners from the HPSS project.

 

Read the case study: https://pharmasystems.org/public-sector-medicine-supply-tanzania/

More information about the Jazia PVS: https://www.jaziaprimevendor.or.tz/

More information about the HPSS project: https://www.hpss.or.tz

r4d HSG working paper nr. 1 is out

Our first working paper on Social Protection Schemes in Ghana is out. Check it out in our Publications section:

Akweongo, Patricia; Aikins, Moses; Dako-Gyeke, Mavis (2017). Review of Social Protection Schemes in Ghana. R4D HSG Working Paper nr. 1.

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r4d CAG meeting in Tanzania

The second  meeting with the Country Advisory Grouop (CAG) of Tanzania will take place in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) on November 7th, 2017. In this meeting CAG members will discuss the progress of the project and the future project activities. 

CAG members include representatives from: Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC); Non-governmental Organizations (SIKIKA); Policy Research Institutions (ESRF); Health Research Institute (IHI); Social security regulatory authority (SSRA); National health insurance fund (NHIF); International organizations (UNICEF); President Office Regional Administration and Local Government (Po-RALG); and donor funded projects (HPSS).

The CAG is meant to advise the project, ensure relevance of the research activities and connect the project with the policy making processes. 

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r4d site visit and CAG meeting in Ghana

The first official r4d site visit will take place in Accra (Ghana) in October 2017. The Principal Investigators of the project and some other team representatives will meet the two assigned Review Panel members for an intense 2-days session focused on the current status of the project and the expected progress.

 

The visit is organized in cooperation with the local partners and it is an excellent opportunity to share project updates, discuss ongoing research activities and plan future research. 

The team will also meet the Country Advisory Group (CAG) in Ghana, sharing and discussing project updates. The CAG involves stakeholders at national level and is meant to ensure that the project's activities are relevant and aligned with local needs.

 

Updates and comments will follow. 

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Session at ICRD 2017

Our project team will co-chair a session at the 2017 International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD) in Bern.

 

The session will take place on Friday September 8th 2017, with the title "Extending social health protection systems in low and middle income countries: the role of partnerships between NGOs and research institutions".

 

More details about the session and the speakers here: https://www.conftool.com/icrd2017/index.php?page=browseSessions&form_session=19

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Presentation at the 12th international Health Economics Association (iHEA) congress, 8-11 July 2017, Boston

 

Paola Salari presented one of the papers on which she is currently working with Fabrizio Tediosi, Patricia Akweongo and Moses Aikins at the 2017 iHEA conference, in Boston. The title of the paper is: Determinants of health insurance enrollment in Ghana: evidence from three national household surveys.

 

More details about the program can be found here: http://www.healtheconomics.org/page/2017Program

 

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