The High-Level Taskforce on Innovative International Financing for Health Systems was launched in September 2008 to help strengthen health systems in the 49 poorest countries in the world. Chaired by UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and World Bank President Robert Zoellick, the Taskforce released its Recommendations in May 2009, identifying a menu of innovative financing mechanisms to complement traditional aid and bridge the financing gaps which compromise attainment of the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The Taskforce completed its work in September 2009 and at the UN General Assembly in New York City, launched new initiatives to raise more money, and use money more effectively, to improve healthcare for women and children around the world.

Taskforce report:

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Working Group 1 Report:  Constraints to Scaling Up & Costs

WG 1 Technical Background Report - World Bank, UNICEF, UNFPA, PMNCH

WG 1 Technical Background Report - WHO

UNGA Meeting Outcome Document