Health Financing Indicators

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Monitoring health systems strengthening:

Compendium of indicators for projects supporting health financing

This module includes the indicators on health financing from the compendium of indicators for projects supporting health financing, human resources, and governance developed by the HFG project.

The indicators cover the following areas:

  1. Revenue Collection
  2. Risk Pooling
  3. Purchasing
  4. Cross-cutting indicators

The World Health Organization defines a well-functioning health financing system as one that raises adequate funds for health in ways that ensure people can use needed services and are protected from financial catastrophe or impoverishment associated with having to pay for them.  Health financing has three key functions: revenue collection, pooling of resources, and purchasing of services. Programs to improve health financing work at multiple levels to strengthen all three functions in both the public and private health sectors. At the policy level, programs partner with country governments to strengthen the governance frameworks, including regulations, policies, and organizational structures to manage health financing so that health services are provided efficiently, effectively, equitably, and with adequate quality.  Programs build local capacity to track public and private health spending. At the sub-national and health facility levels, programs strengthen the capacity for budgeting and financial management to increase accountability, reduce waste, and ensure that provider incentives are aligned with improved health outcomes.

Download and easily browse by indicator: Health Financing Indicators Reference Sheets
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