Global Landscape: Fiscal Space for Health
Public financing in the health sector is an essential component for countries working to implement universal health coverage (UHC). Unfortunately, the reality that many low- and middle-income countries currently face are health systems that are inefficiently funded through high levels of out-of-pocket spending. As demographics shift and the burden of chronic disease management rises, countries must identify ways to increase public financing for health and reduce out-of-pocket costs.
This report helps make the case for why countries must “realize fiscal space for health” to continue to advance their UHC goals.