Health financing for universal coverage

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

Health financing policy brief nr 15.1

Authors:
World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 6
Publication date: November 2015
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/HIS/HGF/PolicyBrief/15.1

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Overview

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.

What issues do policy makers face in decisions about raising revenue? How do decisions about raising revenue have an impact on UHC? The policy brief answers these questions in the context of growing political momentum for UHC, and the challenges that many countries face to increase levels of domestic public funding for health.

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