WHO’s approach to health financing is embedded in the health systems framework. The design and implementation of different functions of health financing policy affects health system performance to meet universal health coverage goals. These functions include revenue raising, pooling of funds, purchasing of services and benefit package design.
Reforms and developments in health financing policy focus on these core functions. Health financing policy also connects closely with other parts of the health system, in particular service delivery.
WHO resolutions and strategies
World Health Assembly resolutions on universal coverage
Sustainable health financing structures and universal coverage (2011)
Sustainable health financing, universal coverage and social health insurance (2005)