How China controls the COVID-19 epidemic through public health expenditure and policy
This paper aimed to explore how the Chinese government controls the COVID-19 epidemic from the perspective of public health expenditure and policy.Link
China supports and participates in regional health financing events including SEARO-WPRO Bi-regional Health Financing Policy Workshop held in 2016 and 2017. These regional events aimed to enhance knowledge and best practices on health financing and social protection reforms and discuss technical and policy issues and options for countries to make progress towards UHC. China supports P4H platform to facilitate country specific policy and technical discussions on health financing and social protection reforms and best practices in the regional context and learn from each other. The main focus that country aims to further address is to control out-of-pocket payments by improving pooling, purchasing and benefit package design and strengthen capacities of primary health care providers. This would involve public financing including social health insurance and provider payment reforms. P4H partnership opportunities were discussed with Chinese officials during the World Health Assembly held in Geneva in May 2017.