Results: 10

    Evidence from systematic reviews to inform decision making regarding financing mechanisms that improve access to health services for poor people

    Without evidence-informed action, health-related Millennium Development Goals as well as those of individual nations are unlikely to be achieved. Health policies are influenced by a variety of factors – values and beliefs, stakeholder power, institutional constraints, and donor funding flows, among oth...

    Funding health care: options for Europe

    Health care systems face ever changing and often competing demands for resources. For a health care system to be sustainable it must be able to pay for investment in buildings and equipment, training and remuneration of personnel and for drugs and other consumables. How these financial resources are gene...

    Malaria: Global Fund proposal development (Round 11)

    The World Health Organization Guidelines for the treatment of malaria provides evidence-based and up-to-date recommendations for countries on malaria diagnosis and treatment which help countries formulate their policies and strategies. In scope, the Guidelines cover the diagnosis and treatment of uncompl...

    Economic crisis, health systems and health in Europe: Impact and implications for policy

    The crisis has given substance to an old and often hypothetical debate about the financial sustainability of health systems in Europe. For years it was the spectre of ageing populations, cost-increasing developments in technology and changing public expectations that haunted European policy-makers troubl...

    Policy summary 5: health policy responses to the financial crisis in Europe

    Economic shocks present policy-makers with three main challenges:o Health systems require predictable sources of revenue. Sudden interruptions to public revenue streams can make it difficult to maintain necessary levels of health care.o Cuts to public spending on health made in response to an economic sh...

    Policy summary 5: health policy responses to the financial crisis in Europe

    When confronted by an economic shock affecting the health sector, policymakers may decide to maintain, decrease or increase current levels of public expenditure on health. With each option they could also reallocate funds within the health system to enhance efficiency. A range of tools can be used to alt...

    Financing better health care for all

    Poor people?s access to good health care is limited because they cannot afford it and often live far from quality services. There is evidence that poor people will pay to use health services if the quality is good. Cash transfers have also been highly successful in encouraging women to use health care. A...

    Strategies de viabilisation de l'assurance maladie universelle au Burkina Faso

    Cette note de politique a été élaborée par l?équipe pays du projet « Soutenir l?utilisation des bases factuelles issues de la recherche (SURE) dans les politiques de santé en Afrique ». Elle porte sur les stratégies de viabilisation de l?assurance maladie universelle au Burkina Faso. Les finance...