Global Landscape: Fiscal Space for Health

May 28, 2020

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.