Health financing can be conceptualized around three main functions: mobilizing resources, pooling them, and purchasing services. The purchasing function has so far received relatively little attention in terms of reflection and action in many low- and middle-income countries. Too often, purchasing of health services is done in passive and non-strategic way. This can constitute a major obstacle in progressing towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
Jointly led by the WHO, ITM and the FAHS and PBF Communities of Practice, a collaborative learning program on the issue of strategic purchasing is being put in place.
As a member of the working group, you will :
Our objective is to close this collaborative project before the end of 2017. This will allow to prepare a technical meeting early 2018.
This project is open to all Collectivity experts (practitioners, decision-makers, researchers…) Experts active in the purchasing of services (insurance agency, performance purchasing agency, working group members for national financing strategies...) are particularly welcome. They will have a key role to play in documentation at the country level. It is also possible to apply as a country team (please mention names of other colleagues in your respective application letters).
Enough African countries will be selected, but we hope to also include other low- and middle-income countries.
Bilingualism (French / English) is an asset but not a sine qua non.