What LMICs Can Learn about Health Insurance from the ACA

These days, it’s rare to point to the U.S. health sector as a model for anything other than chaos and complexity, but there are both lessons learned from mistakes and occasional beacons of hope like the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program that can be instructive for countries—especially low- and middle-income countries—seeking to stretch limited health funding to achieve universal health coverage.

To Achieve Universal Health Coverage, Get the Incentives Right

We need to look at whether people have the right mix of incentives to avoid unhealthy lifestyle choices, and to access preventive health, such as vaccinating their children, using contraceptives for birth spacing or to avoid pregnancy, using condoms for disease prevention, and sleeping under bed nets in malarial zones. But just as importantly, we need to ensure that health care providers, both individual and institutional, have the right alignment of incentives to deliver high quality, affordable health services and pharmaceuticals.

Connecting with Businesses to Improve Health Service Delivery by Getting Life-Saving Health Products to People

Providing and maintaining continuous access to health products for the most difficult-to-reach populations necessitates the development of agile supply chains that rely on a multiplicity of partners and strategies to improve service delivery.

Powering Programs with the Right Vaccines to the Right Place at the Right Time…

In advance of the Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Afrcia, JSI President Joel Lamstein weighs in on the importance of vaccine supply chains in improving health equity and outcomes.

A Distinctive Approach to Building Global Health Supply Chain Leaders

As countries strive to meet short- and long-term health goals, the need for medicines and medical devices required to reduce the global burden of common maternal and childhood illnesses has increased. But none of these goals can be realized without a dependable public health supply chain—the complicated system that gets medicines and supplies from where they are manufactured to the people who need them and are often a world away.

Family Planning and UHC: The Role of a Healthy Marketplace

On December 12, 2015, a coalition of more than 600 global partners marked Universal Health Coverage Day, the three year anniversary of the unanimous adoption of a UN General Assembly resolution that counseled governments to provide universal health coverage (UHC) to their people. Greater numbers of countries are pursuing UHC reforms, and we want these reforms to result in reliable access to high quality reproductive health commodities for all women.

No Product? No Universal Health Coverage! Making the Case for RH Supplies

For Universal Health Coverage (UCH) Day, JSI’s Leslie Patykewich underscores the necessity of reproductive health commodity security to realizing UHC.