Strengthening Health Systems with Health Care Financing


Determining the cost of health services is an essential step toward strengthening health systems and working toward universal health coverage. MSH has developed and used several costing tools throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America to help ministries of health, nongovernmental organizations, and donors develop health service delivery and financing strategies, advocate for funds, and conduct cost-effectiveness analyses.

Sufficiently financing health services and effectively allocating those funds can be major challenges. In some countries, donor funding has been used to develop successful programs addressing HIV & AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. However, many countries need to scale up these programs at the same time that donors are reducing funding.