Health Economics, Policy and Law, Vol. 12, Issue 2, April 2017
Universal health coverage and healthy lives for all are now widely shared goals and central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Despite significant progress over the last decades, the world is still far from reaching these goals. Billions of people lack basic coverage of health services, live with unnecessary pain and disability, or have their lives cut short by avoidable or treatable conditions. It is clear that today’s global and national arrangements for health financing need to change, and this is a multifaceted endeavour. It is about domestic financing of health systems, joint financing of global public goods and external financing of health systems.