Rwanda provides an example of a country that has been committed to improving both its tax and health systems. Moreover, Rwanda has recognized the critical linkage between domestic resource mobilization and sustainable economic development, including increasing public financing for health.
El Salvador provides an important example of a country that underwent tax reform efforts, which boosted revenues to finance key social development programs, including health. Two decades after the end of the civil war and its return to democracy in 1992
On Tuesday, March 29th, USAID’s Office of Health Systems (OHS) and the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project held an hour-long technical briefing session on a new study, Tax Reform and Resource Mobilization for Health. The study examines whether improvements in tax revenue performance due to tax administration reform actually result in more government funds for the health sector, and […]
As development assistance for health shrinks and the demand for health expenditures increases, developing countries are under mounting pressure to provide adequate resources for health. Governments can increase available public resources by benefiting from overall economic growth, borrowing, making efficiency gains, and reforming tax laws and improving tax administration, among others. Tax Reform and Resource […]
As international financial support for HIV and AIDS programming stagnates in countries that have the funds to support these programs themselves, ensuring the sustainability of donor-established services is of paramount importance. Nigerian states are preparing to face the challenge of sustaining the current level of funding for the HIV and AIDS response. According to the […]
To tackle its substantial HIV and tuberculosis (TB) burdens, South Africa continues to rapidly scale up its response to both diseases. Over the past decade, the government of South Africa (GoSA) dramatically increased its financing for HIV and TB programs. By the end of 2015, more than 3 million South Africans were taking life-sustaining antiretroviral drugs (ART) […]
Resource Type: Success Story Authors: Health Finance & Governance Project Published: 12/1/2015 Resource Description: To tackle its substantial HIV and tuberculosis (TB) burdens, South Africa continues to rapidly scale up its response to both diseases. Over the past decade, the government of South Africa (GoSA) dramatically increased its financing for HIV and TB programs. Rapid scale-up requires […]
In Vietnam, an estimated 250,000 people are living with HIV (PLHIV), and about 100,000 are on antiretroviral (ARV) treatment, according to the Ministry of Health. With donor funding expected to decline, it is critical for the government to identify viable solutions for sustaining HIV and AIDS prevention, care, and treatment services. HFG is supporting the country’s […]
Poster presented at the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) in Harare, Zimbabwe, November 28-December 4, 2015.
Advances in health care are extending and improving the quality of life for people around the world, but such advances come with a price tag. While all nations face budgetary constraints for health funding, low- and middle-income countries have the fewest resources for their health sectors. And as many of these nations begin transitioning away […]