Worldwide, health systems are being asked to do more with less. In many countries, donor funds have stagnated or are declining. Policymakers can influence public and private health spending to improve efficiency, quality, equity, and expand access to life-saving health services. To succeed, however, governments need evidence around their health financing landscape. More and more, […]
Resource Type: Success Story Authors: Health Finance & Governance Project Published: 9/1/2015 Resource Description: Faced with a double burden of disease, Burundi’s government is grappling with how to address growing demand for health care. At the same time, the government is working to balance financial constraints, rising costs, and limited resources. Policymakers need access to the reliable data […]
India conducted two National Health Accounts (NHA) exercises on data from 2001/02 and 2004/05. However, most health budgeting and spending in India is done by state-level government, which is why it was necessary to create state-level health accounts. The HFG project in India hosted a three-day (May 18-20, 2015) orientation on estimating HA using the […]
Ending preventable child and maternal deaths is at the forefront of country and development partner health agendas. While progress has been made over the last few decades, significant challenges remain. Of all of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the least progress has been made toward Goal 5 – Improving maternal health.
This report presents the findings and policy implications of Namibia’s Health Accounts estimation for the fiscal year April 2012 through March 2013 (2012/13). Earlier, Namibia completed three rounds of National Health Accounts covering the 11 years of spending between 1998/99 and 2008/09. The 2012/13 Health Accounts estimation in Namibia is the first round conducted using […]
The current exercise (fiscal year 2012/13) is Namibia’s fourth round of Health Accounts and is the first round conducted using the SHA 2011 methodology; the prior three rounds covered 11 years of spending between 1998/99 and 2008/09. These prior rounds have been critical to informing the design and review of the country’s Health Sector Strategic […]
This Namibia 2012/13 HA was conducted between July 2014 and March 2015. Following the launch workshop in September 2014, the HA team, with representation from the Government of Namibia, the HFG Project, and the World Health Organization (WHO), began primary and secondary data collection
This brief presents preliminary findings of a secondary analysis of Bangladesh National Health Accounts (BNHA) IV focused on tracking urban health expenditures. This analysis is important given the rapid urbanization in Bangladesh, with 23% of the population currently living in urban areas.
Resource Type: Brief Authors: Heather Cogswell and Tesfaye Dereje Published: 1/31/2015 Resource Description: As a country’s economy and population grows, so will its spending on health. Policymakers can affect public and private health spending to improve efficiency, quality, equity, and ultimately save lives. To succeed, however, governments should have the evidence around the health financing landscape. Health Accounts […]
Health systems worldwide are expanding their capacity to improve people’s welfare. Governments and their development partners in low- and middle-income countries are depending on data to inform health financing decisions, monitor health sector performance, and exercise stewardship. Recognition of the value of health resource data has built momentum for health resource tracking – measuring health […]