Health financing for universal coverage

Diagnostics and Guidance

A system-wide approach to analysing efficiency across health programmes

Individual health programmes can be well-run, but if they duplicate or misalign responsibilities with one another they can impose high costs on the health system. Health programmes should be viewed as part of the overall health system to identify ways to improve efficiency in how resources are allocated and deployed. This approach lays out a process to identify inefficiencies across health programmes that can be addressed through targeted policy action as a means to enable sustainable improvements in effective coverage of priority interventions.