As economies have grown in many low-income countries, governments increasingly face “transition”–the reduction of external financing typically over a period of two to five years, on the assumption that the government will then fully self-finance the health programs that had been supported by donor funds. This trend takes place within a context of greater competition for aid dollars, and declining interest by some countries in foreign assistance. Country-led, responsible transition can help...
We will only achieve universal immunisation when countries themselves prioritise and take ownership of their immunisation programmes. Dedicated, long term, and sustainable domestic finance as part of an increasing health budget, Government leadership, and efficient programme and policy and implementation, are the key components of country ownership and reaching every child with all WHO recommended vaccines.
In this short briefing, we focus on the role of political will in driving...
One Last Push, Steps to Eradicate polio by 2019, examines the progress that has been made in eradicating polio to date and seeks to understand the challenges of the future in completing the job. It looks at the financial requirements to implement the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan and how it is proposed that money will be spent. The UK’s role and the context of the UK Aid Strategy are also discussed in the report.
This report analyses the complex web of financing for nutrition, the ‘nutrition aid architecture,’ in the world today. Presently, there are a number of exciting new financing mechanisms being developed and we consider these, alongside current mechanisms, to determine how nutrition finance can be expanded, so as to prevent millions of children dying every year. RESULTS has produced this report as a contribution to the debate on how to improve the flow of resources and increase the amount of funding going to this essential area.
Released to mark World Pneumonia Day on 12 November 2014, this report from Save the Children and the ACTION partnership shows that urgent investment in global immunisation is vital to ensure no child dies from preventable diseases. A Chance to Reach Every Child makes the case for increased donor investments in immunisation programmes through Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, a public-private partnership working to expand access to new and underused vaccines, such as the pneumococcal vaccine, among children in the world’s poorest countries.
‘Who Pays for Progress?’ uses Kenya as a case study to explore the impact on health financing in light of Kenya’s recent reclassification from a low-income country (LIC) to a lower-middle-income country (LMIC). The report makes important recommendations for donor governments and recipient countries on the importance of increased financing for health, through stable and increased development assistance and domestic resource mobilisation.