In many countries, Ministries of Health (MOHs) and Ministries of Finance (MOFs) determine which health services are delivered, when, where, and for whom. While MOHs are responsible for setting national health policy and managing the day-to-day delivery of public health services, they are dependent upon MOFs for establishing funding levels and releasing the necessary funds to finance MOH operations. Designed for health sector […]
Given the projected decline in donor funding for HIV/AIDS and TB programs, many countries are faced with the reality of integrating these programs completely into national budgets while at the same time, planning for scaling up these programs. The Government of Vietnam
Health accounting data that show economic and financial resource flows within a health system are critical to informing health and economic policy – at both national and international levels. However, countries vary widely in their health accounting histories as well as the demand for and capacity to produce these data. A new brief, System of […]
As Haiti continues to rebuild its health system after the devastating 2010 earthquake, the Ministry of Health is addressing the dual challenge of how to mobilize sufficient funds for health care and how to efficiently manage and allocate those resources to provide quality care to the Haitian people.
Resource Type: Report Authors: Sharon Nakhimovsky, Roxanne Brizan-St. Martin, Heather Cogswell, Darwin Young, Karl Theodore, Althea LaFoucade, Christine Laptiste, Don Bethelmie, Roger McLean, Stanley Lalta, and Laurel Hatt Published: 10/2013 Resource Description: Economic growth in St. Kitts and Nevis, a federation with a population of approximately 50,000, was strong over the past decade, averaging more than 3.5 […]
Resource Type: Brief Authors: Health Finance and Governance (HFG) Published: 7/1/2013 Resource Description: Mobile phone-based financial transactions, commonly referred to as mobile money, promote financial inclusion and can be used to address key financial barriers to health care access for the poor, such as high out-of-pocket spending costs and prohibitive transportation costs to health facilities, especially in rural […]
Resource Type: Report Authors: John Osika, Danielle Altman, Leah Ekbladh, Itamar Katz, Ha Nguyen, Josh Rosenfeld, Taylor Williamson, and Sam Tapera Published: 1/1/2011 Resource Description: The methodological approach used in assessing the national health system in Zimbabwe is based on the Health Systems Assessment approach that was developed by Abt Associates-led Health Systems 20/20 project, in collaboration with […]