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General

About
Health Policy Plus is a project funded by the United States Agency for International Development. Its HIV activities are funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

Contact HP+
The main Health Policy Plus office is located in Washington, DC; email  policyinfo@thepalladiumgroup.com.

Countries
Health Policy Plus helps countries achieve global and national health targets, and shares best practices related to policy, advocacy, financing, and governance.

Models
Health Policy Plus offers user-friendly software and computer models to help in-country partners understand the magnitude of health challenges, explore policy and resource options, and set priorities.

News
Read the latest news and stories about Health Policy Plus and its impact on health outcomes around the world.

Our Work
Together, evidence-based, inclusive policies; more sustainable financing; strong advocacy and communications; and improved governance will contribute to optimizing health resources and foster more equitable, sustainable, rights-based health services, supplies, and delivery systems.

Overview
Health Policy Plus strengthens and advances global, national, and subnational health policy priorities; and aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy design, implementation, and financing.

Partners
Health Policy Plus is implemented by Palladium, in collaboration with Avenir Health, Futures Group Global Outreach, Plan International USA, Population Reference Bureau, RTI International, the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, and ThinkWell.

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Publications
Health Policy Plus offers a variety of technical reports, policy briefs, case studies, training materials, and presentations to improve health policy, advocacy, governance, and financing.

Publications
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Resources
Health Policy Plus provides an array of publications, tools, models, and other resources based on the project’s work and results.

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Twitter
The HP+ communications teams will be covering our involvement at key events. We’ll be blogging and posting on social media, so keep your eye on our Twitter and Facebook accounts to stay abreast of our most recent news.

Viewpoints
Subject matter experts with Health Policy Plus offer their personal perspectives and analysis of the project’s work.

Work with Us
This page lists opportunities for employment and consultancies with the Health Policy Plus Project.

Conference

2017 Prince Mahidol Award Conference
Since 2007, the Prince Mahidol Award Conference has been organized as an annual international conference focusing on policy-related public health issues of global significance. The theme of this year's conference is "Addressing the Health of Vulnerable Populations for an Inclusive Society."

HP+ at AIDS 2016
Online portal for HP+'s presence at the 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa.

HP+ at the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research
In November HP+ staff will join thousands of others from around the globe to present at the HSR conference in Vancouver, Canada.

Country

Ethiopia
Health Policy Plus in Ethiopia will support the national government in revising and finalizing its Costed Implementation Plan for family planning, including capacity building to help government staff inform future updates.

Ghana
Health Policy Plus collaborates with government and civil society stakeholders to strengthen Ghana’s national HIV response through evidence-based recommendations and costing estimates.

Guatemala
The Health and Education Policy Plus project in Guatemala supports national health sector reform and focuses on civil society and governance for the education, nutrition, and health sectors.

Indonesia
Health Policy Plus in Indonesia works with government, private sector, and civil society stakeholders to expand healthcare services, especially for maternal and newborn health.

Jamaica
In Jamaica, Health Policy Plus works with healthcare providers, community leaders, and the government to strengthen the national policy response to HIV and AIDS.

Kenya & East Africa
Health Policy Plus works to boost sustainable health financing and strengthen health systems management in Kenya and the wider region, in support of HIV and AIDS and family planning goals.

Madagascar
Health Policy Plus uses an integrated approach to tackle Madagascar’s health and development challenges, particularly those related to poverty and high fertility and maternal mortality.

Malawi
Health Policy Plus in Malawi works with government and civil society to address unmet need for family planning, elevate population and development issues, and build advocacy capacity.

Mali
In Mali, Health Policy Plus strengthens stakeholder capacity and improves the environment for policy advocacy, development, implementation, and monitoring of equitable and sustainable health services.

Mozambique
Health Policy Plus in Mozambique provides costing analysis to inform the national government’s decisions around HIV treatment thresholds and meeting global targets.

Nigeria
Health Policy Plus in Nigeria will identify key evidence gaps around family planning advocacy, with the goal of translating high-level commitments into funding and results.

Pakistan
Health Policy Plus supports an enabling policy environment in Pakistan to reach family planning goals, especially through improvements to stewardship, capacity, and policy implementation.

Tanzania
Health Policy Plus and its partners in Tanzania work to combat HIV and gender-based violence, support FP2020 commitments, and enhance health service access for key populations.

West Africa
Health Policy Plus supports national governments and ministries in West African countries to achieve national and regional goals around family planning and HIV and AIDS.

Featured Activity

Costed Implementation Plans
HP+ is the global leader in providing technical support and capacity building to ministries of health to plan, develop, and execute country-owned national Costed Implementation Plans (CIPs) for family planning.

Gender and Sexual Diversity Training
HP+ works toward mainstreaming GSD competency in the global HIV response. The project provides expert guidance to help people understand how stigma and discrimination negatively affect gender and sexual minorities’ health and lives, and recognize opportunities to reduce stigma.

Health Financing for Family Planning
By examining how countries with near UHC have made progress; how social health insurance mechanisms are working in those countries and to what extent they cover FP services; and what drives variations in coverage between countries we can help lessen disparities and make progress toward universal access to family planning.

HIV Policy Scan and Action Planning
HP+ is supporting PEPFAR country teams to conduct legal environment assessments (LEAs) and develop plans to address the LEA findings, fulfilling requirements outlined in PEPFAR’s 2016 Country/Regional Operational Plan (COP/ROP) Guidance. Using a mix of desk work, short-term technical assistance, and in-country expertise, HP+ is applying its unique HIV policy scan and action planning approach.

Model

DemDiv
DemDiv is a user-friendly, evidence-based tool that can inform policymakers in high-fertility countries of the potential benefits of the demographic dividend and increase their support for investments in the multisectoral policies required to achieve those benefits.

Family Planning Tools
These interactive tools are designed to illustrate key concepts in population and family planning dynamics. With them you can explore the concepts of the demographic dividend, the proximate determinants of fertility, population momentum, and family planning goals.

ImpactNow
ImpactNow is an Excel-based model that estimates the health and economic impacts of family planning (FP) in the near term. It is designed to model the impacts of different policy scenarios, and to compare the results of those scenarios in advocacy materials.

RAPIDWomen
The model can be used to create an evidence base for women's rights advocates, government leaders, and women's organizations to advocate for increased investments in family planning/reproductive health and other women-centered interventions in their countries.

Spectrum
SPECTRUM is a suite of easy to use policy models which provide policymakers with an analytical tool to support the decision making process.

News

Amendment to National Hospital Insurance Fund Act Will Expand Health Insurance Coverage in Kenya
Supported by USAID's Health Policy Plus project, Kenya's parliamentary health committee adopted an amendment bill to the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) act.

Boosting Family Planning Access in Pakistan
HP+ is supporting women leaders and government officials in Sindh to advocate for increased investments in family planning. It is expected that these activities, along with upcoming initiatives working with the media and male champions, will help Sindh expand family planning access, increase contraceptive prevalence, and make progress toward achieving the SDGs, FP2020 commitments, and Pakistan’s national development goals.

Busy Fall Sharing HP+'s Work Across the Globe
This fall the project was presenting its work at international conferences and fora across the globe. This story covers three of those presentations.

First Annual Anita Datar Prize Awarded in Mali
It has been one year since our colleague and friend, Anita Datar, was tragically and senselessly killed while she was working in Bamako, Mali. Anita, along with a team of colleagues from Mali and the United States, were in Bamako to meet with local government and civil society members to launch Health Policy Plus – a program which aims to improve health services, and equitable access to them, for all Malians.

Health Spending in Kenya Up, but Need for Increased Capacity and Funds Remain
A new HP+ study shows that the Kenyan government has gradually increased its investment in the nation’s health sector over the past several years. These increases have occurred not only at the national level, but also among Kenya’s counties which collectively boosted their health contributions by nearly one-third from the previous year.

Herminia Reyes, Director of Guatemala's HEP+, is awarded the National Order Francisco Marroquín
During the June 25th celebrations of Guatemala’s Day of the Teacher, Herminia Reyes was one of four educators awarded the National Order Francisco Marroquín by President Jimmy Morales. This medal, awarded since 1963, is the highest honor for educators in the country. It recognizes educators who have distinguished themselves and improved education for the benefit of Guatemala. Ms. Reyes was among 92 nominees for this prestigious recognition.

HP+ at RHSC: Sharing Best Practices in Costed Implementation Plan Execution
Attending the 17th General Membership Meeting of the Reproductive Health Supply Coalition (RHSC)—held October 10–14 in Seattle, Washington—technical leadership from the USAID-funded Health Policy Plus (HP+) project shared their work on Costed Implementation Plans (CIPs) with hundreds of family planning and reproductive health stakeholders from around the world.

HP+ at the 2016 International AIDS Conference
To better respond to the ongoing global AIDS epidemic, thousands of advocates, researchers, civil society members, policymakers, people living with HIV, and journalists gathered in Durban, South Africa this July to share knowledge, discuss critical issues, and reveal new scientific findings. HP+ staff were there as well participating in these exchanges and contributing evidence and ideas on how the field can improve access, equity, and rights in the global HIV response.

HP+ Brings It All Together on World AIDS Day
Each step in the continuum is part of a complex and continuous process that needs our full commitment and investment to better serve those living with and affected by HIV.

HP+ Celebrates Universal Health Coverage Day 2016
This December, HP+ staff, will join others from across the globe in standing for #HealthForAll on this year’s Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day.

HP+ Convened Project Team for Third Partners Meeting
Last week HP+ convened a meeting drawing together representatives from this project team for their third partners meeting. This particular meeting provided a space to discuss the integration of gender and capacity-building in project activities.

HP+ costing work helping to expand Kenya's free maternal health program
HP+ provided assistance to Kenya’s Ministry of Health (MoH) and the NHIF to re-design the program and to cost the benefits package, ensuring that the government allocated adequate resources. HP+ supported the MoH to collect and synthesize data on what resources were required to implement the program under NHIF.

HP+ Engages Mali Government, Obtains Signature to Dakar Declaration
On December 9, 2016, Mali became one of the final ECOWAS (Economic Community of West Africa) countries to sign the Dakar Declaration on Factoring Key Populations in the Response to HIV and AIDS. HP+ had been working with the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene and the National High Council to Fight against AIDS for several months to obtain a signature on the Declaration.

HP+ Initiates Pakistan Women's Leadership Program
From October 3-7, in Islamabad, HP+ initiated the Pakistan's Women's Leadership: Achieving Sindh's FP 2020 Commitments program, which builds on HPP's successful model for strengthening women's individual leadership and collective FP/RH policy advocacy, as well as an innovative HP+ core-funded and women-centered approach to accountability for FP 2020 commitments.

HP+ is Proud to be Part of the Movement to Ensure Family Planning Access in Madagascar
HP+ recently shared our work at the four-day National Family Planning Conference in Antananarivo, Madagascar, a space for donors and family planning (FP) stakeholders to share their work and progress in facilitating Madagascar's increased investment in FP access.

HP+ Joins Thousands at the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research
HP+ joined more than 2,000 delegates from 101 countries gathered to explore building resilient and responsive health systems at the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2016). Held in Vancouver, the meeting concluded on November 18, 2016, when members released a statement reflecting key themes emerging from the week’s discourse and a path forward in our field.

HP+ Shares Work on Transforming Gender Norms at 2016 Women Deliver Conference
This event shared findings from the systematic review of Transforming Gender Norms, Roles, and Power Dynamics for Better Health. Participants were able to discuss and apply evidence-based strategies that transform gender norms, roles, and relationships for successful improvements in FP/MNCH outcomes.

Kenya Counties Adopt New Budgeting Approach, Commit US$2 Million to HIV
welve counties in Kenya have adopted a new budgeting approach and increased their health sector allocations, following training and support in program-based budgeting (PBB). By implementing PBB, an approach that ties funds to priority health areas, the 12 counties increased their collective health sector allocations by Kshs 1.2 billion (approximately US$12 million) from the previous fiscal year (FY) 2015/16 budget.

Mauritania Adopts a Law on Reproductive Health after Sustained Advocacy Efforts
After nearly 20 years of sustained advocacy efforts Mauritania, the Council of Ministers of the government of Mauritania approved the text of a new Reproductive Health (RH) Law submitted by the Minister of Health.

New Article in GHSP Provides Recommendations on Best Practices for Postabortion Care Globally
The most recent issue of Global Health: Science and Practice, includes an article co-authored by HP+’s Sara Pappa. The piece offers key study findings and program recommendations for improved Postabortion Care (PAC) services worldwide.

New Article on Costed Implementation Plans for Family Planning in Global Health Science and Practice
An article published this week in Global Health Science and Practice presents a case study from Uganda's costed implementation plan for family planning. The piece was co-authored by HP+ Project Director, Suneeta Sharma, HP+'s Deputy Director, FP/RH, James N. Gribble, and HP+/RTI's Alyson Lipsky, alongside USAID's Linda Cahaelen.

New PLOS Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Modeling Collection Focuses on Programmatic Next Steps
This new PLOS Collection developed in collaboration with USAID, the World Bank, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, focuses on the next steps of the program and features new modelling articles published in PLOS ONE and PLOS Medicine aiming to help countries examine the potential effects of focusing on specific sub-populations for male circumcision services.

New Study Analyzes HIV Treatment Funding Needs and Gaps in 97 Countries
A modeling study published last week in the journal PLOS Medicine shows that site-level HIV treatment will cost $53 billion in 97 countries worldwide in order to achieve the "90-90-90" treatment targets set by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

Palladium Honors Anita Datar as Dedicated Global Health Leader
The memorial event was sponsored by Palladium, for whom Anita worked, and attended by approximately 200 of Anita’s friends, family members, and colleagues. Farley Cleghorn, head of Palladium’s global health practice, moderated. Other guests who had been personally and professionally close to Anita used spoken word, art, and song to celebrate her life and her many lasting contributions to the field of global health and development.

PMAC 2017: Paths to Universal Health Coverage for Marginalized Groups Explored at USAID Session
Progress towards universal health coverage will not guarantee that historically marginalized populations will benefit from new health insurance schemes. This was the topic of a dynamic side-session - Extending Coverage to Marginalized Groups – hosted by USAID on January 29, 2017, at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference, in Bangkok, Thailand.

Something to Build On: HEPP's "Innovation Exchange"
Over the past five years, HEPP contributed technical assistance around health, nutrition, and educational policies, and strengthened Guatemala’s investments in social development. With this support, the country’s government and civil society oversaw improvements in transparency, accountability, gender equity, and multiculturalism.

Tanzania AIDS Trust Fund Advances
Tanzania's AIDS Trust Fund (ATF) was established in March 2015 through a parliamentary amendment to the Tanzania Commission for AIDS Act. The ATF’s recent progress is due in part to support from the Health Policy Plus project, and its predecessor the Health Policy Project, which has been providing technical assistance to the Tanzania Commission for AIDS since May 2015.

World Population Day 2016 Statement
World Population Day 2016 gives us the opportunity to take stock of our progress in addressing a variety of population issues vital to helping people achieve their own potential, and helping countries achieve their economic growth goals.

Pillar

Advocacy
Health Policy Plus builds the advocacy capacity of national, subnational, and local stakeholders and leverages civil society collaborations to maximize impact.

Health Financing
Health Policy Plus efforts tie domestic resource mobilization to universal health coverage goals, emphasizing improved healthcare access, scale and depth of services, and financial protection.

Policy
Health Policy Plus works to improve global health policies by training individuals and institutions on using data to support decision making, monitoring and evaluating policies, and engaging with non-health sectors.

Stewardship & Accountability
Health Policy Plus seeks to improve health services and outcomes by strengthening the policy environment for stewardship, accountability, and transparency

Publication

17 Reasons to Invest in Family Planning in Pakistan: Accelerating Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals
Harris, S. and J. Gribble. 2016. 17 Reasons to Invest in Family Planning in Pakistan: Accelerating Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Analysis of the Government of Tanzania's Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children Budget, Fiscal Year 2016/17
Lee, B., A. Dutta, and H. Lyimo. 2016. Analysis of the Government of Tanzania's Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children Budget, Fiscal Year 2016/17. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Anticipated and Experienced Violence Among Male and Female Sex Workers in Kenya and Their Relationship to Utilization of General and HIV-specific Health Services
L. Nyblade and C. Barke"Anticipated and Experienced Violence Among Male and Female Sex Workers in Kenya and Their Relationship to Utilization of General and HIV-specific Health Services." Poster at International AIDS Conference, Durban, South Africa.

Appliquer une Approche de Marché Total au DMPA-SC
Health Policy Project. 2017. Appliquer une Approche de Marché Total au DMPA-SC. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Applying a Total Market Approach to DMPA-SC
Health Policy Plus Project. 2017. Applying a Total Market Approach to DMPA-SC. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Boosting Family Planning within the Sustainable Development Goals Framework: A Way Forward for Sindh, Pakistan
Health Policy Plus. 2016. Boosting Family Planning within the Sustainable Development Goals Framework: A Way Forward for Sindh, Pakistan. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Building the Capacity of 12 Counties in Program-based Budgeting: A Summary Report
Health Policy Plus. 2016. Building the Capacity of 12 Counties in Program-based Budgeting: A Summary Report. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Costed Implementation Plan for Family Planning in Ethiopia, 2015 - 2020
Ethiopia Ministry of Health. 2016. Costed Implementation Plan for Family Planning in Ethiopia, 2015 - 2020. Addis Ababa: MOH.

Costed Implementation Plan for Family Planning in Ethiopia, 2015/16 - 2019/20
Ethiopia Ministry of Health (MOH). 2016. Costed Implementation Plan for Family Planning in Ethiopia, 2015/16 - 2019/20. Addis Ababa: MOH.

Costed Implementation Plans for Family Planning: 10-Step Process for CIP Planning, Development, and Execution
Health Policy Project. 2015. Costed Implementation Plans for Family Planning: 10-Step Process for CIP Planning, Development, and Execution. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Project.

Costed Implementation Plans for Family Planning: 10-Step Process for CIP Planning, Development, and Execution (French)
Health Policy Project. 2015. Costed Implementation Plans for Family Planning: 10-Step Process for CIP Planning, Development, and Execution. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Project.

Costed Implementation Plans for Family Planning: Standard Elements Checklist
Health Policy Project. 2015. Costed Implementation Plans for Family Planning Standard Elements Checklist. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Project.

Costed Implementation Plans for Family Planning: Standard Elements Checklist (French)
Health Policy Project. 2015. Costed Implementation Plans for Family Planning Standard Elements Checklist. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Project.

Costed Implementation Plans for Family Planning: The Basics
Health Policy Project. 2015. Costed Implementation Plans for Family Planning: The Basics. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Project.

Costed Implementation Plans for Family Planning: The Basics (French)
Health Policy Project. 2015. Costed Implementation Plans for Family Planning: The Basics. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Project.

Costs and Constraints in Meeting Ambitious Scale-up Targets for Pediatric and Adolescent Antiretroviral Treatment in Kenya
Dutta, A., S. Bowsky, D. Mwai, and C. Barker. 2016. "Costs and Constraints in Meeting Ambitious Scale-up Targets for Pediatric and Adolescent Antiretroviral Treatment in Kenya." Poster at International AIDS Conference, Durban, South Africa.

Developing Costed Implementation Plans: Team Roles and Responsibilities
Health Policy Project. 2015. Developing Costed Implementation Plans: Team Roles and Responsibilities. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Project.

Developing Costed Implementation Plans: Team Roles and Responsibilities (French)
Health Policy Project. 2015. Developing Costed Implementation Plans: Team Roles and Responsibilities. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Project.

Engaging with Health Facilities for HIV-related Stigma Reduction
Nyblade, L., Metheny, N., Jacinthe, S. 2017. Engaging with Health Facilities for HIV-related Stigma Reduction. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Family Planning CIP Costing Tool
Health Policy Plus. 2017. Family Planning CIP Costing Tool. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Family Planning CIP Costing Tool User Guide
Health Policy Plus. 2017. Family Planning CIP Costing Tool User Guide. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Financing Family Planning: Chile
Health Policy Plus. 2016. Financing Family Planning: Chile. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Financing Family Planning: Colombia
Health Policy Plus. 2016. Financing Family Planning: Colombia. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Financing Family Planning: Costa Rica
Health Policy Plus. 2016. Financing Family Planning: Costa Rica. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Financing Family Planning: Dominican Republic
Health Policy Plus. 2016. Financing Family Planning: Dominican Republic. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Financing Family Planning: Guatemala
Health Policy Plus. 2016. Financing Family Planning: Guatemala. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Financing Family Planning: Haiti
Health Policy Plus. 2016. Financing Family Planning: Haiti. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Financing Family Planning: Honduras
Health Policy Plus. 2016. Financing Family Planning: Honduras. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Financing Family Planning: Jamaica
Health Policy Plus. 2016. Financing Family Planning: Jamaica. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Financing Family Planning: Peru
Health Policy Plus. 2016. Financing Family Planning: Peru. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Focus on People: Invest in Family Planning to Achieve the SDGs and Safeguard Pakistan's People
Health Policy Plus. 2016. Focus on People: Invest in Family Planning to Achieve the SDGs and Safeguard Pakistan's People. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Focus on the Planet: Invest in Family Planning to Achieve the SDGs and Protect Pakistan's Natural Resources
Health Policy Plus. 2016. Focus on the Planet: Invest in Family Planning to Achieve the SDGs and Protect Pakistan's Natural Resources. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

From Advocacy to Accountability: Empowering Communities Throughout the UHC Process
Cardona, R.V. 2017. "From Advocacy to Accountability: Empowering Communities Throughout the UHC Process." PowerPoint presentation presented at Extending Coverage to Marginalized Groups, Bangkok.

Government Stewardship of the For-Profit Private Health Sector in Afghanistan
Cross, H., Sayedi, O., Irani, L., Archer L., Sears K., and Sharma S. 2016 "Government Stewardship of the For-Profit Private Health Sector in Afghanistan." Health Policy and Planning. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czw130.

Health Financing for Family Planning: Chile (Spanish)
Financing Family Planning: Chile. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Health Financing for Family Planning: Colombia (Spanish)
Financing Family Planning: Colombia. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Health Financing for Family Planning: Costa Rica (Spanish)
Financing Family Planning: Costa Rica. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Health Financing for Family Planning: Dominican Republic (Spanish)
Financing Family Planning: Dominican Republic. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Health Financing for Family Planning: Guatemala (Spanish)
Financing Family Planning: Guatemala. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Health Financing for Family Planning: Haiti (French)
Financing Family Planning: Haiti. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Health Financing for Family Planning: Honduras (Spanish)
Financing Family Planning: Honduras. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Health Financing for Family Planning: Peru (Spanish)
Financing Family Planning: Peru. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Health Financing: Increasing Affordable Access to Key Health Services
Health Policy Plus. 2016. Health Financing: Increasing Affordable Access to Key Health Services. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Health Policy Plus
Health Policy Plus. 2016. Health Policy Plus. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Health Policy Plus: Kenya and East Africa
Health Policy Plus. 2016. Health Policy Plus: Kenya and East Africa. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Held Back By Fear: How Stigma and Discrimination Keep Adolescents from Accessing Sexual and Reproductive Health Information and Services
Health Policy Plus. 2016. Held Back By Fear: How Stigma and Discrimination Keep Adolescents from Accessing Sexual and Reproductive Health Information and Services. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

HIV Trends among Adolescents and Young Adults Ages 15-24 in 23 High-burden Countries
Barker, C., S. Bowsky, and A. Dutta. 2016. "HIV Trends Among Adolescents and Young Adults Ages 15-24 in 23 High-burden Countries." Poster at International AIDS Conference, Durban, South Africa.

Illustrative CIP Process Roadmap and Sequencing
Health Policy Project. 2015. Illustrative CIP Process Roadmap and Sequencing. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Project.

Illustrative CIP Process Roadmap and Sequencing (French)
Health Policy Project. 2015. Illustrative CIP Process Roadmap and Sequencing. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Project.

ImpactNOW Madagascar: L’impact d’investissement en planification familiale
Health Policy Plus. 2016. ImpactNOW Madagascar: L'impact d'investissement en planification familiale. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Macro-fiscal Challenges and Realistic Prospects for Domestic Resource Mobilization for HIV in Zambia and Uganda
Fagan, T., V. Menon, S. Koseki, and A. Dutta. 2016. "Macro-fiscal Challenges and Realistic Prospects for Domestic Resource Mobilization for HIV in Zambia and Uganda." Presentation at International AIDS Conference, Durban, South Africa.

Meeting the Reproductive Intentions of PLHIV in Malawi
Mtema, O. 2016. "Meeting the Reproductive Intentions of PLHIV in Malawi." Presentation at International AIDS Conference, Durban, South Africa.

National and County Health Budget Analysis FY 2015/16
Ministry of Health. 2016. National and County Health Budget Analysis FY 2015/16. Nairobi: Republic of Kenya.

National and County Health Budget Analysis FY 2016/17
Ministry of Health. 2017. National and County Health Budget Analysis FY 2016/17. Nairobi: Republic of Kenya.

Pathways of Change: How DMPA-SC Introduction may Impact a National Family Planning Program
Health Policy Plus Project. 2017. Pathways of Change: How DMPA-SC Introduction may Impact a National Family Planning Program. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

PEPFAR Malawi Gender Assessment Report (2015)
Pendleton, J., M. Mellish, and H. Sapuwa. 2016. PEPFAR Malawi Gender Assessment Report (2015). Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Potential Domestic Source Financing for Scaled-Up Antiretroviral Therapy in 97 Countries from 2015 to 2020
Dutta, A. and C. Barker. 2016. "Potential Domestic Source Financing for Scaled-Up Antiretroviral Therapy in 97 Countries from 2015 to 2020." Presentation at International AIDS Conference, Durban, South Africa.

Rapid Assessment of the Jamaica Key Populations Challenge Fund (KPCF) Stigma-reduction Training
Stockton, M., L. Nyblade, S. McLeish, and B. O’Connor. 2016. Rapid Assessment of the Jamaica Key Populations Challenge Fund (KPCF) Stigma-reduction Training. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Reaching the Vulnerable with Effective Health Services and Financing Protection: How Well Are We Doing?
Gwatkin, D.R. 2017. "Reaching the Vulnerable with Effective Services and Financial Protection: How Well Are We Doing?" PowerPoint presentation presented at Extending Coverage to Marginalized Groups, Bangkok.

Redress at 10: An Analysis of Addressing HIV-related Discrimination in Jamaica
Stewart, C. and Williams, T. 2017. Redress at 10: An Analysis of Addressing HIV-related Discrimination in Jamaica. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Re-envisioning Maternal and Newborn Health in Indonesia: How the Private Sector and Civil Society Can Ignite Change
Rajkotia, Y., J. Gergen, I. Djurovic, S. Koseki, M. Coe, et al. 2016. Re-envisioning Maternal and Newborn Health in Indonesia: How the Private Sector and Civil Society Can Ignite Change. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Re-envisioning Maternal and Newborn Health in Indonesia: Private Sector Roundtable Meeting Proceedings
Health Policy Plus. 2016. Re-envisioning Maternal and Newborn Health in Indonesia: Private Sector Roundtable Meeting Proceedings. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Saving the Lives of Moms and Babies: Civil Society and Media Workshop Meeting Proceedings
Health Policy Plus. 2016. Saving the Lives of Moms and Babies: Civil Society and Media Workshop Meeting Proceedings. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

System-level Barriers to FP-HIV Integration in Malawi
McGinn, E., O. Mtema, and L. Irani. 2016. "System-level Barriers to FP-HIV Integration in Malawi." Presentation at International AIDS Conference, Durban, South Africa.

The Battle Over Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: What Difference Can a One-day Training Make?
Poteat, T., D. Solares, A. Gibbs, A. Vazzano, R. Olson, et al. 2016. "The Battle over Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: What Difference Can a One-day Training Make?" Presented at the International AIDS Conference, Durban, South Africa.

The Devil is in the Details: Designing and Implementing UHC Policies that Reach the Marginalized
Sharma, S. 2017. "The Devil is in the Details: Designing and Implementing UHC Policies the Reach the Marginalized." PowerPoint presentation presented at Extending Coverage to Marginalized Groups, Bangkok.

The GFF Investment Case in Priority Countries: Why, What, How and Beyond
Dutta, A. 2016. "The GFF Investment Case in Priority Countries: Why, What, How and Beyond." Presentation at USAID Headquarters.

The Importance of Measuring and Addressing Anticipated Stigma and Discrimination: Associations with Seeking General and HIV-specific Health Services Among Male and Female Sex Workers in Kenya
The Importance of Measuring and Addressing Anticipated Stigma and Discrimination: Associations with Seeking General and HIV-specific Health Services Among Male and Female Sex Workers in Kenya." Poster at International AIDS Conference, Durban, South A

The Motion Tracker: Monitoring Local Action to Hold Governments Accountable for Global Commitments
Health Policy Plus. 2017. The Motion Tracker: Monitoring Local Action to Hold Governments Accountable for Global Commitments. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

The Sustainable Development Goals: 17 Reasons to Invest in Family Planning in Pakistan
Health Policy Plus. 2016. The Sustainable Development Goals: 17 Reasons to Invest in Family Planning in Pakistan. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Towards a Stigma-free Generation: Health Policy Plus Investing in Stigma Reduction
Health Policy Plus. 2016. Towards a Stigma-free Generation: Health Policy Plus Investing in Stigma Reduction. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Towards an AIDS-free Generation: Health Policy Plus Supports PEPFAR's Drive to Reach HIV Treatment, Care, Support Targets
Health Policy Plus. 2016. Towards an AIDS-free Generation: Health Policy Plus Supports PEPFAR's Drive to Reach HIV Treatment, Care, Support Targets. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Understanding Needs and Realistic Prospects for Domestic Resource Mobilization to Fund HIV Responses in Zambia and Uganda
Fagan, T., V. Menon, S. Koseki, and A. Dutta. 2016."Understanding Needs and Realistic Prospects for Domestic Resource Mobilization to Fund HIV Responses in Zambia and Uganda." Presented at the 2016 International AIDS Conference, Durban, South Africa.

Understanding Prospects for Mobilizing Domestic Resources for HIV in Uganda
Koseki, S., T. Fagan, and V. Menon. 2016. "Understanding Prospects for Mobilizing Domestic Resources for HIV in Uganda." Poster at International AIDS Conference, Durban, South Africa.

Vers une Génération sans SIDA: Health Policy Plus appuie l’effort de PEPFAR pour atteindre les cibles de traitement, de soins et de soutien du VIH
Health Policy Plus. 2016. Vers une Génération sans SIDA: Health Policy Plus appuie l’effort de PEPFAR pour atteindre les cibles de traitement, de soins et de soutien du VIH. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Vers Une Generation Sans Stigmatisation: Health Policy Plus Investit Dans la Reduction de la Stigmatisation
Health Policy Plus. 2016. Vers Une Generation Sans Stigmatisation: Health Policy Plus Investit Dans la Reduction de la Stigmatisation. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

What is Policy? Definitions and Key Concepts
Health Policy Plus. 2016. What is Policy? Definitions and Key Concepts. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

ИНВЕСТИЦИИ В УСИЛИЯ ПО СНИЖЕНИЮ СТИГМЫ В РАМКАХ ПРОЕКТА «HEALTH POLICY PLUS», НАЦЕЛЕННОГО НА ФОРМИРОВАНИЕ СВОБОДНОГО ОТ СТИГМЫ ПОКОЛЕНИЯ
Health Policy Plus. 2016. ИНВЕСТИЦИИ В УСИЛИЯ ПО СНИЖЕНИЮ СТИГМЫ В РАМКАХ ПРОЕКТА «HEALTH POLICY PLUS», НАЦЕЛЕННОГО НА ФОРМИРОВАНИЕ СВОБОДНОГО ОТ СТИГМЫ ПОКОЛЕНИЯ Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.

Topic

Capacity Building
Because capacity is critical to achieving and sustaining results, Health Policy Plus tailors its capacity development activities to a variety of stakeholders and contexts.

FP/RH
Health Policy Plus responds to an evolving family planning policy context and advances global initiatives to increase access to family planning, mobilize domestic funding, and improve accountability.

Gender
Health Policy Plus recognizes gender equality as a fundamental component of positive health and development outcomes, and integrates gender principles into all aspects of its work.

Health Equity
Health Policy Plus strives to improve health outcomes for populations with the greatest need, including vulnerable and key populations and geographies, through pro-poor and gender-sensitive policies.

Health Financing
HP+ provides technical support to governments in low- and middle-income countries, assisting them to effectively engage in domestic resource mobilization, put in place sustainable financing mechanisms that go beyond meeting the short-term needs of specific disease programs, and make progress toward the goals of universal health coverage and the USAID-led PEPFAR Sustainable Financing Initiative.

HIV
Health Policy Plus contributes to global and country-level HIV and AIDS strategies, frameworks, and targets, and works to introduce favorable policy environments in cooperation with host-country partners.

Maternal Health
Health Policy Plus catalyzes progress toward global and national targets and frameworks around maternal health, and empowers civil society and community advocates to hold health systems accountable.

Modeling
Health Policy Plus offers software models and training to partner organizations to help them assess challenges, explore opportunities, set priorities, and determine impact.

Viewpoints

#HIVprevention: Part of a Comprehensive HIV Continuum
This World AIDS Day, see what the HIV continuum means to us, why we’re putting our hands up for #HIVprevention, and tell us what the HIV continuum means to you.

Beyond the Gender Binary: Gender and Sexual Diversity Training on HIV
Gender and sexual minorities are treated unfairly in almost every society. Violence, stigma, and discrimination directly affect their health and interfere with access to health services, including HIV-related prevention, care, and treatment. In 2014, the Health Policy Project (HPP), in coordination with a U.S. government interagency team, developed a training aimed at sensitizing PEPFAR staff and their implementing partners in 38 countries.

Civil Society Briefing Brings Opportunity to (Re) Engage Civil Society Leaders in HIV Response
Civil Society Briefing Brings Opportunity to (Re) Engage Civil Society Leaders in HIV Response.

Combatting Fear and Stigma while Living with HIV in Jamaica
Advocate promotes prevention, works to change perceptions with her personal tale of triumph over a frightening virus and the stigma that it can bring.

Communities Demanding Quality Maternity Care
The White Ribbon Alliance, with support from the USAID-funded HP+ Project, is working to ensure respectful maternity care in Malawi. Citizens’ Hearings held in Malawi brought to light that many midwives often treat expectant mothers disrespectfully during childbirth at the health centres and hospitals.Malawi’s Citizens’ Hearings started in June 2016 and have so far taken place in 10 districts in the country attracting more than 6,000 citizens.

Economics, financing & HIV: Reflections from the 2016 IAEN Preconference
Blog reflecting on the 2016 IAEN pre-conference, and how the field of health financing has changed since IAEN last met in Durban 16 years ago.

Engaging Politics For Universal Health Coverage: Analyze, Advocate, Align, Account
The global health community has rallied around universal health coverage (UHC) to ensure equitable access to high-quality services while mitigating financial hardship. This blog provides considerations for engaging politics from policy to action to help achieve UHC worldwide.

Family Planning in the Sustainable Development Goals: Seeking the Goldilocks Approach
In just a few years, we have shifted from an era when family planning was often marginalized due to political sensitivities or paid mere lip service, toward an invigorating, inspiring atmosphere of commitment that is fully evident here at ICFP.

How Kenya Can Achieve the SDGs and Universal Health Coverage
In 2013 Kenya devolved much of the function and authority of its central government out to 47 newly created counties. This devolution of power, if effectively leveraged, creates an opening for the country to accelerate progress toward achieving both the Sustainable Development Goals and universal health coverage.

HSR 2016: From Health Systems to Systems for Health
What would you do to access health care? Would you take a bus for three hours to a clinic? Arrange child care with friends and family? If you missed that bus, would you take a ride from the police? The Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research opened with a story of what one woman from a rural indigenous community endured to get a simple biopsy in British Columbia, Canada. Out of this story emerged a common theme: Researchers must consider systems for health, not just health systems.

ICFP 2016: Bali...Finally!
Jay Gribble, Deputy Director, FP/RH and Senior Fellow reflects on attending the 2016 ICFP conference

Is Health Insurance Global Health's Magic Bullet?
UHC and health insurance coverage are often assumed to mean the same thing. However, it is not necessarily true that the road to UHC must be paved with expanded health insurance! Here, we discuss common misconceptions about how insurance schemes advance the principles of universal health coverage.

Malawi Struggles in Providing Quality and Accessible Maternal Care
The Government of Malawi committed to achieving the SDGs by 2030 at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015, but is struggling in its efforts to achieve quality and accessible health services in accordance with the SDGs. This blog describes the reasons why that's the case.

Moving from Development to Execution: Applying Lessons from the Corporate World to Execute CIPs
This blog discusses ideas of how can we help countries develop and implement strong family planning programs across the globe.

Political Leadership, HIV, and Health: Keeping Leaders Accountable
In the lead-up to the UN High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, to be held in New York in June, this blog shines a light on the importance of political leadership to meet ambitious goals to help end the AIDS epidemic—and the need for civil society to set demands and hold government accountable for their stances and promises.

Reducing Stigma Against Gender and Sexual Minorities - A One-Day Training Makes a Difference
To reach the ambitious targets of the global HIV response, including universal treatment and viral suppression, we must first reach all populations with lifesaving HIV services. This blog discusses the HPP-developed gender and sexual diversity training and how it's affected communities and programming across the globe.

The biggest question at AIDS 2016 - how do we find the money & momentum to sustain the HIV response?
Health Financing experts Catherine Barker and Thomas Fagan discuss the financial challenges we face in eradicating HIV and the innovative approaches to financing that have the potential to revolutionize our response.

The Custodians of Today and Tomorrow: Youth Deserve a Say in Their Treatment Journey
Sara Bowsky, HP+ Deputy Director for HIV, concludes her blog post with, "It’s time for us as researchers, clinical care providers, and policymakers to listen up and take note. These youth are not just the future; they are our experts today."

The Power of One: Anita Datar’s Contributions to the Global AIDS Response
The global health community lost one of its stars on November 20, when Anita Datar of Palladium was among those killed in Bamako, Mali, where she was working to launch a new project that would improve that nation’s health policy and financing landscape.

Zero Discrimination Day 2016
Studies from different parts of the world reveal that there are three immediately-actionable causes of HIV-related stigma in health facilities: lack of awareness among health workers of what stigma looks like and why it is damaging; fear of casual contact stemming from incomplete knowledge about HIV transmission; and the association of HIV with improper or immoral behavior.