9 minutes | Dec 15th 2017

Advancing Health Systems in Low and Middle Income Countries Podcast: Episode 0

This podcast seeks to provide knowledge and perspectives on health finance and governance, critical challenges for health systems strengthening and reform. We are public health professionals working in low- and middle- income countries to support systems strengthening and ultimately, to improve health for the poorest, most vulnerable people around the world. This first episode aims to help listeners appreciate why health finance and governance must be addressed when working to improve health outcomes, and will be followed by episodes which delve into the dynamics of topics like domestic resource mobilization for health, expanding access to healthcare through insurance, and the importance of “good governance” in creating responsive, patient-centered health systems. The Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project is a six-year project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Cooperative Agreement No: AID-OAA-A-12–00080. HFG is implemented by Abt Associates in partnership with Avenir Health, Broad Branch Associates, Development Alternatives Inc., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Results for Development Institute, RTI International, and Training Resources Group, Inc. To learn more, visit www.HFGProject.org The information provided in this podcast is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of USAID or the U.S. Government. Transcripts: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1VLr0zCvfAdzquMw4BFQeOPMXVkW2G4kJ