1. What is the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage?


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    This short animation, produced for the Results for Development Institute, tells the story of the Joint Learning Network, a platform for exchange between low & middle income countries implementing health financing reforms aimed at achieving universal health coverage. The animation was directed and produced by Eidolon Films (www.eidolonfilms.com). Design and motion graphics are by Joe Moccia Design (www.joe-moccia.com/) Sound design and original music by Doug Kaufman (www.dougkaufman.net/)

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    • Unlocking local solutions to improve health and education


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      Local organizations are ubiquitous and bristling with ideas to engage citizens in holding their governments accountable for promises made on access to healthcare and education. A project of Results for Development Institute (R4D), the Transparency & Accountability Program (TAP) serves local organizations who work to collect data on public spending and public services and share that information with their community so that they can collectively advocate to improve accountability and raise the quality of public services today and tomorrow. In this video, R4D staff and board members explain the thinking behind TAP and combine with voices from the three short-form documentaries released this month that will become part of the TAP participants' advocacy work in their own communities.

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      • Breaking Uganda's culture of silence: Access to essential medicines


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        Uganda has made great strides in the past few years building up the hardware of its public distribution system for medicines -- central warehouses and staffed distribution points -- but the software isn't quite right. Many health centers run out of medicines in the 2-3 months between deliveries, meanwhile central warehouses are chock-full of supplies. Medicine supply chain problems aren't news to Uganda's poor, many of them in remote rural villages, but few channels exist to bring that information to the public officials who are in position to do something about it. Taking lessons from its peers in other places and adapting them to its own context, HEPS gathered data to craft an advocacy campaign that convinced policymakers that supply chain problems weren't just isolated issues, they were systemic. Ugandan citizens have already seen early results of policy changes inspired by the HEPS campaign.

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        • Tapping student leaders to help address teacher absenteeism in Uganda


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          Uganda made education a human right for its citizens. In one typical rural district of Uganda almost half of all teachers were absent on any given school day, denying children their right to an education. Instead of blaming teachers and shaming them for laziness, ANPPCAN looked to the children to experiment with a radical solution—training a few student leaders in each school to take attendance of everyone, including teachers. There was no guarantee it would have worked, but the idea was homegrown and as ANPPCAN attempts to bring the program to other districts those roots may grow a new generation of leaders and educators for Uganda. Meanwhile, teacher absenteeism has dropped to ten percent in that first district, due in part to the student leaders.

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          • Where have they gone? Using ICT to address health worker absenteeism in India


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            As a country, India made its own decision that healthcare is a human right for all its citizens, but healthcare worker absenteeism has emerged as a major obstacle to making that vision become a reality. One major reason doctors often fail to show up is because the penalties of absence are very little—Doctors still get paid and record keeping is unreliable. The Indo-Dutch Project Management Society (IDPMS) compiled data on the problem and built an easy-to-use SMS/online platform for citizens to report and monitor absenteeism. What's groundbreaking isn't the solution itself, but the process by which it emerged—a local organization studied the issue, identified a tool that could help address it, and did so with the benefit of bouncing around ideas with peer groups from other places with similar goals.

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