Strategic Purchasing for Primary Health Care (SP4PHC)

Strategic Purchasing for Primary Health Care (SP4PHC) is a multi-country project that aims to improve how governments spend resources for the delivery of primary health care (PHC) services, with a focus on family planning (FP) and maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH). In five project countries — the Philippines, Indonesia, Kenya, Uganda and Burkina Faso – ThinkWell Institute is exploring how purchasing reforms can be leveraged to shape the behavior of healthcare providers to ultimately maximize access, quality, and equity. The SP4PHC learning agenda aims to generate and diffuse knowledge to influence policy and practice at the country, regional, and global levels.

The Immunization Costing Action Network (ICAN)

Through the Immunization Costing Action Network (ICAN) project, ThinkWell helps country planners and decision-makers access, understand, and use evidence on the cost of delivering vaccines. The ICAN project is building country capacity around generation of cost information that has program and policy relevance. The ICAN project is also working with countries to improve interpretation and translation of cost information so that it is used in country decision-making processes and informs routine planning and budgeting.

Improving Health Worker Allocation in Mozambique

With funding from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HRSA), ThinkWell aims to improve the performance and productivity of health facility professionals. Leveraging ThinkWell’s human resources for health (HRH) and health systems expertise, we support the Ministry of Health (MoH) to improve health workers’ performance by (i) testing new approaches and models for health worker allocation, (ii) contributing to the design of a strategy to improve performance, motivation, and management through a performance based financing mechanism appropriate to the national context and MoH objectives, and (iii) through a comprehensive site management approach, strengthen primary health care facility management to more efficiently and effectively meet changing service demands.