Spending targets for health: no magic number
WHO have released a new report on spending targets for health and the results are interesting.
Absolute levels of public funding are critical to progress towards universal health coverage (UHC). However, health systems vary significantly in what they can achieve for a given level of spending.
In a new analysis of core health service coverage rates relative to public spending on health, in 83 low and middle income countries, variation is particularly evident at levels below PPP $40 per capita (public).
While a range of non-health system factors influence a country’s performance, this analysis demonstrates the importance of focusing not only on raising more revenues for health, but also on ensuring available funds are spent efficiently.
Take the quiz and test your knowledge on how countries perform on selected service coverage indicators of UHC, given what they spend.
- UHC2030 at the World Health Assembly
Events for those attending.
- The EU-Luxembourg-WHO Universal Health Coverage Partnership: brings 28 countries’ health sectors closer to UHC
Fifth Anniversary Meeting in Brussels, 21-23 March 2017
- New P4H Network web platform – coming soon!
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