REMINDER: MFAN Partner Event with Management Sciences for Health

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


Management Sciences for Health and Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network

In conjunction with

Representative Donald Payne (D-NJ)

Invite you to a briefing with

Gyuri Fritsche, MD, MS, Senior Health Specialist, Results Based Financing Team, 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 (invited)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

8:00 to 10:00 AM

Breakfast will be provided

Rayburn Congressional House Building B-339

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 because financing is conditional on results as 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?

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Mimi Wu at


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