Health systems financing and the path to universal coverage.

  title={Health systems financing and the path to universal coverage.},
  author={David Evans and Carissa Etienne},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={88 6},
Donor commitments to health have increased more than fourfold since the Millennium Declaration was signed in September 2000, reaching more than US$ 20 billion in 2008. 1 Despite this, progress towards some of the health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has been disappointing in many settings. 2 The simple act of raising more international funds cannot, by itself, achieve the Goals if the health system is too weak to support the rapid scale-up of service coverage. 3 Where there are… CONTINUE READING

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