This report presents the results of a planning exercise undertaken on behalf of two pilot schemes for social health protectionin Bangladesh. The first scheme is a health protection scheme for the poor (Shastho Surokhsha Karmasuchi, SSK), which is fully subsidised, i.e. the Government of Bangladesh will pay the premium
Increasing focus on universal health coverage has brought renewed attention to the role of domestic politics and the interaction between domestic and international relations in the health reform process.
This report is the first of its kind to measure health service coverage and financial protection to assess progress towards UHC.
Achieving universal health coverage (UHC) means implementing policies to ensure that all people receive the health services they need without suffering financial hardship. Most importantly, UHC is a critical and often cost-effective element in any strategy to address poverty and social exclusion, key pillars of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda
A framework for payers to drive improvement in National Health Care Quality.
Universal health coverage means that all people have access to the health services they need (prevention, promotion, treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care) without the risk of financial hardship when paying for them.
Using two different approaches, the World Bank estimates that, if countries improve their policies and institutions, the additional foreign aid required to reach the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 is between $40-$60 billion a year. This estimate is consistent with other agencies’ estimates of the costs of achieving individual goals,
The primary purpose of this self-assessment tool is to provide you with a guide to assess your country’s current state regarding the levers that are available to payers to improve quality.
Monitoring health inequality is a practice that fosters accountability and continuous improvement within health systems. The cycle of health inequality monitoring helps to identify and track health differences between subgroups, providing evidence and feedback to strengthen equity-oriented policies, programs and practices. Through inequality monitoring and the use of disaggregated data,
Universal health coverage is increasingly seen as being critical to delivering better health and as a unifying goal for health system development. In 2012 alone, four key high-level international events focused on the importance of working towards universal health coverage, resulting in the Bangkok Statement; the Kigali Ministerial Statement; the Mexico
Noting with particular concern that for millions of people the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, including access to medicines, remains a distant goal, that especially for children and those living in poverty, the likelihood of achieving this goal is becoming increasingly
In the first half of 2012 the Chatham House Centre on Global Health Security established two high-level Working Groups led by internationally prominent chairs and comprising some of the leading actors in the field of global health. The first meeting of the Working Groups was held at Chatham House from October
As high out-of-pocket healthcare expenses pose heavy financial burden on the families, the Government of India is considering a variety of financing and delivery options to universalize health care services. Hence, an estimate of the cost of delivering universal health care services is needed. The authors of this paper have