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Towards a coherent global framework for health financing: recommendations and recent developments

  • Trygve Ottersen (a1) (a2) (a3), Riku Elovainio (a4), David B. Evans (a5) (a6), David McCoy (a7), Di Mcintyre (a8), Filip Meheus (a8), Suerie Moon (a9), Gorik Ooms (a10) and John-Arne Røttingen (a11) (a12) (a13)...
Abstract

The articles in this special issue have demonstrated how unprecedented transitions have come with both challenges and opportunities for health financing. Against the background of these challenges and opportunities, the Working Group on Health Financing at the Chatham House Centre on Global Health Security laid out, in 2014, a set of policy responses encapsulated in 20 recommendations for how to make progress towards a coherent global framework for health financing. These recommendations pertain to domestic financing of national health systems, global public goods for health, external financing for national health systems and the cross-cutting issues of accountability and agreement on a new global framework. Since the Working Group concluded its work, multiple events have reinforced the group’s recommendations. Among these are the agreement on the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and the release of the Panama Papers. These events also represent new stepping stones towards a new global framework.

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*Correspondence to: Trygve Ottersen, Department of Community Medicine and Global Health, Institute of Health and Society, PO Box 1130 Blindern, 0318 Oslo, Norway. Email: trygve.ottersen@medisin.uio.no
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