Month: September 2016

A song to increase health awareness and social issues in Mkushi, Zambia

Bumping our way down a dirt track, we glimpsed a gathering of orange t-shirts through the trees and as we stepped out of the car the air was filled with song. ‘SMAG forward twibwelela numa, SMAG forward cacine ee, Twalisalile fwebene, Twalisalile nokubomba, Twalisalile nokwenda, twalisalile nokubomela community’ ‘SMAG it forward and don’t turn back, […]

Result Based Financing Part 1: From revolutionary to routine

Once considered “revolutionary innovation,” Results Based Financing in health is rapidly moving into “routine operations.” With hundreds of millions of dollars invested in establishing its “proof of principal,” questions remain about whether and when Results Based Financing is really better than more conventional input-based health financing. This is the first of a three-part blog series […]

E-Learning: From question mark to exclamation mark

After a twenty-five-hour trip because of a re-routing thanks to the French airport strikes, it felt extra nice to land at Kano airport again. It was early in the morning and from the car I could view the sun starting to rise, shining on the acacia trees and colourfully dressed people who were starting their […]