Health financing for universal coverage

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Health financing policy brief Nº 1

Raising revenues for health in support of UHC: strategic issues for policy makers

Governments should aim to move towards a predominant reliance on public funding for health, as evidence shows this increases access to health services and improves financial protection for the population. This is a key message in a new policy brief about raising revenues for health in support of universal health coverage.

Case study-reports on improving health system efficiency

Ten country case-studies and synthesis report on improving health system efficiency analyse various health system reforms and their impact on efficiency in Burundi, Chile, China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Mexico, the Republic of Korea, South Africa and Uruguay.

The case studies cover a wide range of issues including reforms in essential drug policy and regulation, benefit package design, provider payment methods, social health insurance market structure, aid coordination, and human resources for health. The synthesis report provides an analytical summary of these country experiences.