February 24, 2021

On February 24th, the Global Digital Health Network invited MSH to host a webinar discussion focused on Digital Tools for Pharmaceutical Systems. Visit the event page Pharmaceutical systems depend on efficient and reliable information tools, data governance, and data analytics systems to ensure sustainable access to and appropriate use of safe, effective, quality assured, and affordable products and services. Many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), however, suffer from poor data availability and accessibility.

December 16, 2020

 COVID-19 has reignited debates around the synergies and tensions between universal health coverage (UHC) and global health security. Has prioritizing one come at the expense of the other? Do investments targeted toward containing outbreaks hamper a health system’s ability to achieve equitable access and a more sustainable future?

December 10, 2020

The vision for a community of country practitioners working side-by-side to strengthen their health systems and make progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) had its humble roots at a World Health Assembly event in May 2009, when representatives from Ghana, India, Thailand, and Vietnam met to discuss their government-led health financing reform efforts. In February 2010, this vision became a reality as policymakers and implementers from six countries—Ghana, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam—came together in Manesar, India, to apply the joint learning approach.Since then, the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) has spearheaded its ethos of country-led and country-driven joint learning and mutual problem solving—bringing together policymakers and practitioners from 34 countries to systematically share their knowledge with each other.