Health financing policy requires decisions on how to raise funds, how to pool them, and how to use them equitably and efficiently. Informed decision-making requires reliable information on the quantity of financial resources used for health, their sources and the way they are used. National Health Accounts (NHA) provides evidence to monitor trends in health spending for all sectors- public and private, different health care activities, providers, diseases, population groups and regions in a country. It helps in developing national strategies for effective health financing and in raising additional funds for health. Information can be used to make financial projections of a country’s health system requirements and compare their own experiences with the past or with those of other countries.
This web site is an example of one of the tools through which WHO builds global health partnerships; set norms; monitor trends in health systems performance; present policy options adapted for different country settings and strengthen country capacity to make informed decisions.
Health expenditure in the World (2007)
Composition of World Health expenditure (2007)
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