Financing Health Services

In a well-financed health system, health leaders allocate funds based on actual needs, understand complicated budgets, and know what services actually cost. Funds reach local health facilities, so health workers get paid and medicines can be purchased. User fees are eliminated or cut to affordable levels, and insurance or other prepayment plans prevent out-of-pocket costs from devastating families. Health workers are incentivized to deliver higher-quality care and meet performance goals. MSH helps countries mobilize resources for health, and spend them more efficiently; make health budgets more transparent; and develop innovative results-based financing and health insurance programs to motivate health workers and make high-quality services accessible to the poorest and most vulnerable.

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