Gates Foundation calls for more principled cost-effectiveness in health

By Amanda Glassman Jun. 11, 2014

This is a post by Amanda Glassman reproduced with permission of the Center for Global Development Cost-effectiveness studies compare the costs and benefits of different interventions with the aim of improving decisions on the allocation of scarce resources for health.  Or, put simply, they allow policy-makers to set priorities for health spending and consider how the next dollar available can get more health for the money. 

New initiative to support priority setting for Universal Health Coverage

By Amanda Glassman Mar. 6, 2014

This is a joint post by Amanda Glassman, Kate McQueston and Jenny Ottenhoff, reproduced with permission of the Center for Global Development Universal health coverage (UHC) is now firmly on the global health agenda, and carries with it the ambitious goal of providing “access to key promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health interventions for all at an affordable cost.”  So where do we start?  …

Priority-setting in the journey towards universal health coverage

Jan. 30, 2014

Welcome to iDSI, the international Decision Support Initiative. We provide a platform for supporting low and middle income country (LMIC) policymakers in making better use of healthcare resources to generate maximum health, in their journeys towards universal health coverage (UHC).