Alex Ergo is a Senior Health Economist with Broad Branch Associates. He started his career in global health twenty years ago as a health economist with Médecins Sans Frontières in Chad.
He has lived and worked in numerous countries, from middle-income to fragile states. These include Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Laos, Senegal, Slovakia and Tanzania. His professional expertise includes the development of national health insurance, the design of performance-based financing schemes, the strengthening of health information systems, results-based management, economic evaluation and strategic planning.
http://www.jhpn.net/index.php/jhpn/issue/view/71/showToc Broad Branch Associates team members contributed to this supplement that considered the evidence on financial incentives for maternal health and future actions.
Alex Ergo, Ligia Paina, Lindsay Morgan and Rena Eichler Performance-based incentive (PBI) schemes are gaining traction in developing country health systems. PBI programs are one strategy for increasing the volume, and improving the quality, of health services, and complement investments in inputs. Improving quality of care has been the focus of PBI schemes in high-income … Continue reading Creating Stronger Incentives for High-Quality Health Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Mirja Sjoblom, Alix Beith, and Rena Eichler Available evidence suggests that programs that address incentives can help to increase the use of essential preventive services, increase the coverage rates of high-impact interventions, and improve quality of care. The first generation of PBI programs focused on the “low-hanging fruit” of child health interventions (in addition to … Continue reading Performance-Based Incentives for Child Health: Taking Stock of Current Programs and Future Potentials
Lindsay Morgan and Rena Eichler Performance-based incentive (PBI) programs are in various stages of development in countries across sub-Saharan Africa. Many programs are pilots, but some countries have integrated PBI into their health systems and scaled up programs nationally. Performance incentives offered to teams of health workers, subnational levels of government, contracted nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), … Continue reading Performance-based Incentives in Africa: Taking Stock of Current Programs and Future Potentials