Health Financing: Designing and Implementing Pro-Poor Policies


This paper presents a summary of what is known about the effects of various systems of health care financing and how they can be designed and implemented to be pro-poor and focuses on how funds for health are raised. It covers the principal financing mechanisms, the arguments used for and against different financing mechanisms and a summary of empirical evidence from actual implementation. It also looks at designing and implementing pro-poor financing schemes and provides key lessons for effective development and implementation of pro-poor financing policies.

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  • MLI Voices

    Jun 22 2009 - 4:25pm

    Sierra Leone

    Even though I have worked in Sierra Leone in the past, the role of MLI Country Lead has given me the opportunity to build upon these previous experiences and to work closely with members of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), to support the implementation of health policies and reforms that they have prioritized.


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