Equitable Access Initiative Report
A new framework for investing in health
The Global Fund "The Equitable Access Initiative has developed a new policy framework to better understand countries’ health needs and capacities as they move along the development continuum.
(...) The report, announced to mark Universal Health Coverage Day, is the result of an extensive consultation process by governments, technical partners, civil society and the private sector. (...)
The report concludes that policymaking should not rely on a single variable to inform complex health financing policies on the eligibility for and the prioritization of investments. GNI per capita as an indicator is not designed to measure or capture health needs or government’s capacity to invest in health, it said. Health financing policies should be informed by a more comprehensive framework, based on the analysis of countries’ needs, domestic capacity and policies." (Photo: Community eye health/flickr)