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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.

OECD Report on fiscal sustainability of health systems

How to Finance More Resilient Health Systems When Money Is Tight? Addressing economic challenges, the publication proposes transformative policies and improved budgetary governance for resilient health systems, aiming at fiscal sustainability. Finding sufficient funds...

Pooling Reforms to Strengthen Health Financing for Universal Health Coverage

Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Colombia, Thailand

This LHSS brief focuses on how pooling arrangements—the way countries combine funding from different sources to spread the financial risk of needing to pay for health services—can be improved to accelerate progress toward UHC.The policy brief synthesizes the existing...

The value of partnerships for Advancing Universal Health Coverage

Over half the global population lacks essential health coverage, leading to financial hardships for 2 billion people. Advance UHC, spearheaded by Australia and the World Bank, aims to tackle this issue by building robust health systems, prioritising primary care, and...

United Kingdom: Reimagining Prevention for a Healthier, More Prosperous Society

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

This report highlights the significance of prevention as a cost-effective and often cost-saving investment for public sector resources in the United Kingdom. Prevention, covering primary, secondary, and tertiary measures, can help to reduce ill health, improve...

Tackling the crisis of the Italian National Health Fund

Italy

Italy's National Health Fund at <6.5% GDP risks universal care. Regional spending gaps and professional shortages underscore concerns; proposed solutions aim to counteract these challenges.  The planned National Health Fund (NHF) in Italy for 2024–25,...

Can people afford to pay for health care- Evidence on financial protection in 40 countries in Europe

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Macedonia (Republic of North), Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ukraine, Turkey, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain

The WHO Barcelona Office for Health Systems Financing has published a report reviewing financial protection in 40 countries in Europe.Financial protection – affordable access to health care – is undermined when out-of-pocket payments for health care lead to financial...

Global Health Expenditure Report 2023

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published the 2023 global health expenditure report, which sheds new light on the evolution of global health spending at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.Released ahead of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day, the report...