Health financing

Health financing country diagnostic: a foundation for national strategy development

Health financing guidance No. 1

Diane McIntyre, Joseph Kutzin

Publication details

Number of pages: 58
Publication date: 2016
Languages: English, French
ISBN: 978 92 4 151011 0



The Health financing country diagnostic provides step-by-step guidance on how to undertake a situation analysis of a country’s health financing system.

This guide to conducting a diagnostic considers a number of issues including the current of level, mix and sources of funding for the health sector and institutional arrangements for health financing. It also assesses the performance of the system against the objectives and goals of universal health coverage (UHC).

The main output of the Health Financing Country Diagnostic is a comprehensive situation analysis, which helps countries identify priority issues for future health financing reforms.

The Diagnostic is written for Ministries of Health and other actors responsible for developing and implementing health financing policies, as well as those in an advisory role.

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