Our Work

Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage

Past and Previous Members:

Bahrain
Bangladesh
Colombia
Egypt
Ethiopia
Ghana
India

Indonesia
Japan
Kenya
Kosovo
Liberia
Malaysia
Mali

Mexico
Moldova
Mongolia
Morocco
Namibia
Peru
Philippines

Senegal
South Korea
Sudan
Thailand
Vietnam
Yemen

Background:

At the heart of our work at ACCESS Health is the belief that all individuals, no matter where they live or what their age, deserve access to high quality, affordable healthcare. To help achieve this goal, we partnered with the World Bank and Results for Development created and manage the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage.

The Joint Learning Network brings together experts from twenty-seven countries, providing them with a rare opportunity to reflect on and identify common challenges in achieving universal health coverage. Members of the network are almost exclusively healthcare practitioners working on the design and implementation of national healthcare reforms and experts in specific technical areas.

 

Program Objectives:

Through the joint learning process, members share their experiences tackling common challenges. They create potential solutions to specific technical challenges that are documented in reports and reference manuals. The ultimate goal is to achieve universal healthcare coverage in all member countries.

The work of the Joint Learning Network focuses on six key technical initiatives that are common elements of all healthcare reforms: information technology, health financing, provider payment systems, primary care, quality of care, and expanding healthcare coverage. Many members use the information they learn through the joint learning process to implement reforms in their countries. Working groups in each of the technical areas also develop a report that documents their experiences and international best practices. This report serves as a reference manual for others trying to implement reforms while facing a similar challenge. Lessons from reforms implemented as a result of the joint learning process are directly incorporated into the reports.

 

Impact:

Since its launch in 2010, the Joint Learning Network has created nearly twenty reports that member countries can adopt and adapt to fit local needs. Countries that have used Joint Learning Network reports to implement national reforms say that the materials help them avoid common challenges and advance more quickly toward universal coverage.

The principal Joint Learning Network reports are listed below. For a full list of reports, visit the Joint Learning Network website, www.jointlearningnetwork.org.

Engaging the Private Sector in Primary Health Care to achieve Universal Health Coverage: Advice from Implementers, to Implementers (available here)

Assessing Health Provider Payment Systems: A Practical Guide for Countries Working Toward Universal Health Coverage (available here)

Using Data Analytics to Monitor Provider Payment Systems: A toolkit for countries working toward universal health coverage (available here)

Costing of Health Services for Provider Payment: A Practical Manual Based on Country Costing (available here)

Universal Health Coverage Primary Health Care Self Assessment Tool (available here)

Promoting Interoperability of Health Insurance Information Systems Through a Health Data Dictionary (available here)

Determining Common Requirements for National Health Insurance Information Systems (available here)

Open Health Data Dictionary (available here)

Requirements for National Health Insurance Information Systems (available here)

Closing the Gap: Health Coverage for Non-Poor Informal Sector Workers (available here)

User experience analysis: a “people-centered” approach to improving enrollment in health insurance (available here)

Universal Health Coverage Comparative Case Studies Database (available here)

Connecting Information Systems for Better Health (available here)

Health Insurance Terms Glossary (available here)