Towards universal health coverage

Thinking public: overview of trends in public expenditure on health (2000-2014)

by Helene Barroy, Kelsey Vaughan, Yann Tapsoba et al.
World Health Organization – Health Financing Working Paper No 7, 2017

25 pp. 1.1 MB

Past quantitative research on health financing has focused mostly on the level and distribution of total expenditure, with little emphasis on the specific role of public funds, despite their known importance for universal health coverage (UHC). The main objective of the study is to examine key dimensions of the changing relation between public financing for health and the economy, the budget and sector financing over the period 2000-2014. The study specifically examines trends in public expenditure on health from domestic sources, separating out external sources channelled through the budget, in the context of transitioning from health aid.

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