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UHC Forward is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and powered by the Results for Development Institute (R4D).

About Results for Development Institute

Results for Development Institute (R4D) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to unlock solutions to tough development challenges that prevent people in low- and middle-income countries from realizing their full potential. Using multiple approaches in multiple sectors including, Global Education, Global Health, Governance and Market Dynamics, R4D supports the discovery and implementation of new ideas for reducing poverty and improving lives around the world.

R4D experts welcome interview requests from print, radio, television, and online media. Our experts are also open to provide background information and interviews to reporters. nwellington@resultsfordevelopment.org.

Accelerating Progress Towards Universal Health Coverage

R4D is working with policymakers, implementers, researchers, and development partners to identify better ways for low- and middle-income countries to improve access to effective health care and reduce poverty from catastrophic health care expenditures by moving towards universal health coverage (UHC). R4D’s UHC program consists of four separate, but related, areas of work:

  • Increased global knowledge and discussion of UHC through UHC Forward – a comprehensive platform that aggregates information and serves as a go-to repository for worldwide news and ideas about UHC – to accelerate the successful implementation of reforms globally.
  • Facilitation of collaborative knowledge exchange and the co-production of new knowledge among countries implementing UHC reforms through the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN), which brings together implementers and policymakers from low- and middle-income countries to jointly problem-solve and collectively develop innovative approaches to accelerate progress towards UHC.
  • Supporting countries to design policies and programs for UHC by providing policy analysis and advice to help countries develop options for raising revenue, pooling resources, purchasing effective services, and organizing their reforms, such as serving as a key technical advisor to the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) – the secretariat of India’s High Level Expert Group (HLEG) on Universal Health Coverage, assisting the Government of South Africa with choosing the best options for organizing and paying for a new national health insurance program, and partnering with USAID’s Health Financing and Governance Project that aims to increase the use of priority health services by helping countries strengthen their health financing and governance systems.
  • Analysis to strengthen the evidence base for UHC through high-impact analysis such as the Transitions in Health research initiative designed to foster greater understanding of the factors influencing health spending in low and middle income countries and the Lancet UHC series that documents multiple facets of what is happening with UHC globally.