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Health systems financing: the path to universal coverage

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    Caption: Brazil is one of many low and middle-income countries that have adjusted financing systems so more people can access health services (Emergency Unit, Manguinhos, Brazil.).
    Credit: WHO Bulletin/Claudia Jurberg
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    Caption: Medicines account for 20-30% of global health spending. (Hospital Regional Chiapas, Mexico).
    Credit: WHO/PAHO
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    Caption: This mother was able to give birth with help from a skilled healthworker: millions of others are unable to because they cannot afford the fees. (Ndosho maternity clinic, Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo).
    Credit: WHO/Christopher Black
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    Caption: If all donor countries started to keep their development assistance promises, more than 3 million lives could be saved by 2015 (Char Qala Waziribad Comprehensive Health Clinic (CHC) Kabul, Afghanistan. 18 April 2010).
    Credit: WHO/Christopher Black
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    Caption: Kyrgyzstan has recently gone a long way to increase health coverage by changing its health financing mechanisms (the Kirov Primary Health Care Centre in Uzgen, Kyrgyzstan).
    Credit: WHO/EURO/Igor Sapozhnikov
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    Caption: Beneficiaries show their health insurance cards in Kwara State, Nigeria.
    Credit: WHO Bulletin/Pharmaccess
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    Caption: Strengthening health financing is critical if all women are to be able to deliver their babies safely (Khovd aimag, Mongolia).
    Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
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    Caption: Ensuring the right mix between prevention, promotion and treatment will ensure more health for the money (Alwar, Haryana state, India).
    Credit: WHO/Christopher Black
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    Caption: France saved almost US$2 billion in 2008 by using generic drugs wherever possible.
    Credit: WHO/Christopher Black