MSH to Participate in Congressional Briefing on Performance-Based Financing for Global Health

Please join Management Sciences for Health and Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network in conjunction with Representative Donald Payne (D-NJ) for a Congressional briefing:

Demystifying Performance-Based Financing: How US Government Dollars Can Improve Global Health Outcomes


  • György Fritsche, MD, MSc, Senior Health Specialist, HDNHE, World Bank
  • Kathy Kantengwa, MD, MPP, Performance-Based Financing Advisor, MSH
  • Dan Kraushaar, PhD, Principal Technical Advisor for Health Systems, MSH 
  • Oscar Picazo, MA, Health Economist
  • Pamela Rao, MBA, MA, MPH, Senior Health Systems Strengthening Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS, USAID 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
8:00 to 10:00 AM

Rayburn Congressional House Building, B-339
Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street
Washington, DC, 20003
Breakfast will be provided.

Performance-based financing (PBF) is a powerful management and financial approach that increases the quantity and quality of health services delivered, by providing incentives to health care providers to improve performance.This health system reform maximizes the impact of US foreign assistance investments. Financing is conditional on results opposed to traditionally-financed inputs.
PBF is heralded as an innovative and highly impactful solution to accelerate achievements in global health - particularly priority services that improve the health of women and children. PBF increases coverage of high-impact global health interventions, encourages transparency and ownership of host-country health systems, and improves the health of the world's poorest and most vulnerable.
What do we know about the link between PBF and health outcomes? What has worked, where, and what is the evidence? What are the implications for Congress and policy making?
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