Posted by: blog4globalhealth | 01/19/2012

QUESTIONS ON THE FUTURE FINANCING OF GLOBAL HEALTH

Craig Moscetti responds to the latest findings on global health financing from IHME.

The latest snapshot on global health financing is in. Dr. Chris Murray and colleagues from The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation presented today the findings from IHME’s third annual report on global health financing, titled Financing Global Health 2011: Continued growth as MDG deadline approaches. Yes, the report states the well-known trend that global health financing has transitioned out of the “massive scale-up phase” (many arguing with huge consequences) and into a period of slower growth, similar to that seen during the 1990s. But some of the latest tracking data shed light on some interesting trends, prompting many key questions:

  • What’s the appropriate balance between government and non-governmental?
  • Are developing countries stepping up?
  • Is health sector spending the more efficient and effective way to produce health?
  • What to do about shifts in the “bottom billion”?

Read the full blog.



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