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Documents - P4H Network

The many documents available on the P4H Network’s digital platform reflect the network’s scope of work. The majority of documents are primary source materials created by country nationals or resources produced by organizations working in social health protection (SHP) and/or health financing (HF).

The collection provides information on SHP and/or HF reforms and universal health coverage processes from around the world as well as topical analysis and research.

Ethiopia Health Financing Strategy 2022-2031

Ethiopia

The document outlines Ethiopia's Health Care Financing Strategy (HCF) spanning 2022-2031, building on past successes and challenges to advance towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) via Primary Health Care (PHC). It aims to ensure equitable access to essential health...

Health Financing Progress Matrix assessment

Ethiopia

This report provides a concise summary of Ethiopia's Health Financing Progress Matrix assessment, identifying strengths and weaknesses in the health financing system, and priority areas of health financing that need to be addressed to drive progress towards Universal...

Achieving universal social protection for people with tuberculosis

The Lancet Public Health paper discusses how to improve financial protection for people suffering from tuberculosis through a social benefits package drawing from the discussions of the UN High-level meeting on tuberculosis last year, to ensure tangible results.This...

Making progress towards UHC through health financing reforms

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone's Health financing progress matrix report highlights the country’s progress towards Universal Health Care (UHC) through health financing reforms. The report underscores the country's commitment to strengthening pooling mechanisms, advancing provider...

Financial barriers to primary health care in Aotearoa New Zealand

New Zealand

Co-payment is required for visits to general practitioners and for collecting prescriptions. This study aims to investigate the impact of user co-payments on access to health care, with a focus on inequities for indigenous Māori populations in New Zealand. Findings...

Out-of-pocket fees for health care in Australia: implications for equity

Australia

Despite the presence of universal health care in Australia, out-of-pocket (OOP) expenses remains a concern, particularly among vulnerable groups, including socio-economically disadvantaged people and older Australians with high healthcare needs. This article examines...

Population ageing and sustainability of healthcare financing in China

China

China has already transitioned into a society deeply affected by ageing demographics. The study examines the impact of population ageing on health financing and the sustainability of current healthcare financing models in China.This study discusses challenges faced by...

Comparison of health spending in France and Germany

France, Germany

The report by IRDES examines healthcare expenditures in France and Germany, two countries with similar spending levels (over 12% of GDP) despite having distinct healthcare systems. Germany: Pioneered social health insurance, offering universal coverage through a...

Sustainable Healthcare Financing for SDG3 in ASEAN-6

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam

The report by the London School of Economics and Political Science argues for the creation of capacity in (national) budgets that can be used for specific purposes without compromising their financial stability and sustainability in ASEAN-6. The report discusses the...

Technical consultation workshop on primary healthcare financing reforms

Ethiopia

The document outlines the proceedings and outcomes of a Technical Consultation Workshop on Primary Healthcare Financing Reform held in Ethiopia from August 16th to 18th, 2023. The Ministry of Health of Ethiopia organized it with the Ethiopian Health Insurance Service,...

Achieving universal social protection for people with tuberculosis

New Lancet article says that while a global commitment was made to provide social protection for people with tuberculosis, there is a lack of concrete actions and investment plans to achieve this goal.This article discusses social protection for people with...