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Niger 2022 Economic Update
Niger

After a COVID-19 related growth slowdown in 2020, Niger’s economic recovery was hit by a series of climate and security shocks in 2021 that deteriorated many economic and social indicators. As a result, GDP growth decelerated to 1.4 percent in 2021, which translated...

Mapping health financing in Niger
Niger

The Republic of Niger joined the GFF in July 2019. The Nigerien government welcomed this partnership as an opportunity to improve the cost-effectiveness and equity of healthcare spending (both public and external) by aligning it with national priorities centered on...

Annuaire des statistiques sanitaires du Niger-2021
Niger

The statistics directory is the national reference document for sharing health statistics in Niger. It compiles routine data from the various levels of the healthcare system (public and private) as well as mass campaign data. The directory serves as a basis for...

Leadership for UHC: Participants’ Views 
Leadership for UHC: Participants’ Views 

The P4H Network’s flagship programme, Leadership for UHC (L4UHC), has been held in fifteen countries to date. Conceived as a journey of reflection, discovery and action for senior leaders, participants have described the programme as “one of the best things that ever...

Kenya: High Court suspends implementation of Social Health Insurance Act
Kenya: High Court suspends implementation of Social Health Insurance Act
Kenya

Putting a halt to the government's plans, Kenya's High Court suspended the planned implementation of the Social Health Insurance Act 2023 by the Ministry of Health until February 2024.In a brief ruling rendered by Justice Chacha Mwita on Monday, November 27, 2023,...

Colombia introduces junk food tax
Colombia introduces junk food tax
Colombia

Colombia has implemented a tax on ultra-processed foods, becoming one of the first countries in the Americas to take such a measure to tackle obesity, diabetes, and other lifestyle diseases.The Lancet reports that Colombia is one of the first to tax food high in salt...

Armenia decided to gradually introduce National Health Insurance
Armenia decided to gradually introduce National Health Insurance
Armenia

According to Radio azatutyun news, the Armenian government is starting preparations for the gradual introduction of a system of national health insurance that should cover the country’s population. An insurance plan unveiled by the government recently calls for a...

Sustainable financing for health: Forging a new path
Sustainable financing for health: Forging a new path

Published in the World Bank Blog Series Investing in Health and authored by Mamta Murthi, the Vice President for Human Development at the World Bank, this blog lays emphasis on stronger domestic health financing and greater investment in health systems among others.  ...