Bismarck’s Miraculous and Unfortunate Re-emergence: Social Health Insurance in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Otto von Bismarck unified Germany in the 19th century, using the health financing system to aid in the process. But what worked then for Germany doesn't necessarily work elsewhere today.

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Five Insights on How Governance Can Help Build a Responsive Health Workforce

Abt Associates hosted an event in January to learn about ongoing global initiatives in building responsive community health systems and how they connect to governance and achieving universal health coverage.

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Don’t Forget the Media when Taking on Health Care Financing Reform

In most low- and middle-income countries, many people lack access to quality health care. Governments working to provide better access to healthcare should not forget an important partner: the media.

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Creating an Interface between Health Authorities and Central Budget Agencies: Implications for Domestic Resource Mobilization for Health

When external health funding dwindles as government revenue grows in recipient countries, a natural reaction is to clamor for increased domestic financing for health.

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