An alternative mechanism for international health aid: evaluating a Global Social Protection Fund.

  title={An alternative mechanism for international health aid: evaluating a Global Social Protection Fund.},
  author={Sanjay Basu and David Stuckler and Martin Mckee},
  journal={Health policy and planning},
  volume={29 1},
Several public health groups have called for the creation of a global fund for 'social protection'-a fund that produces the international equivalent of domestic tax collection and safety net systems to finance care for the ill and disabled and related health costs. All participating countries would pay into a global fund based on a metric of their ability to pay and withdraw from the common pool based on a metric of their need for funds. We assessed how alternative strategies and metrics by… 

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