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Global health financing towards 2030 and beyond

Ottersen, Trygve, Evans, David B., Mossialos, Elias and Røttingen, John-Arne (2017) Global health financing towards 2030 and beyond. Health Economics, Policy and Law, 12 (2). pp. 105-111. ISSN 1744-1331

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Identification Number: 10.1017/S1744133116000372

Abstract

Universal health coverage and healthy lives for all are now widely shared goals and central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Despite significant progress over the last decades, the world is still far from reaching these goals. Billions of people lack basic coverage of health services, live with unnecessary pain and disability, or have their lives cut short by avoidable or treatable conditions (Jamison et al., 2013; Murray et al., 2015; World Health Organization, World Bank, 2015). At the same time, millions are pushed into poverty simply because they need to use health services and must pay for them out-of-pocket. Fundamental to this situation is the way health interventions and the health system are financed. Numerous countries spend less than is required to ensure even the most essential health services, scarce funds are wasted, out-of-pocket payments remain high and disadvantaged groups get the least public resources despite having the greatest needs

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/health-eco...
Additional Information: © 2017 Cambridge University Press © CC BY 4.0
Divisions: Social Policy
LSE Health
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2017 09:11
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2020 05:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72259

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