Tagged: Financing

NEWS: World Bank: Alcohol Taxes for UHC

A new World Bank Group report entitled “High-Performance Health Financing for Universal Health Coverage – Driving Sustainable, Inclusive Growth in the 21st Century” clearly highlights the important role of alcohol (and other health promotion) taxation for achieving universal health coverage (UHC)…

NEWS: Financing Development Report ’19 Includes Alco Tax

The United Nations (UN) Task Force on Financing for Development recently released the Financing for Sustainable Development Report (FSDR). The report warns mobilizing sufficient financing is still a major challenge for realizing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) put forth in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Alcohol was only included in the best practices example of Chile and misses the opportunity address alcohol taxation more substantially…

REPORT: Hepatologists Analyze Financial Case For Tackling Liver Disease

Through this paper, the Foundation for Liver Research seeks to make the financial case for public health action in these areas and urges the implementation of targeted measures recommended by the independent Lancet Commission on Liver Disease. This paper summarises the escalating financial costs to the health and care system as well as the wider societal costs related to the three lifestyle-related risk factors…

REPORT: Innovative Financing Instruments For Global Health

Development assistance for health (DAH), the value of which peaked in 2013 and fell in 2015, is unlikely to rise substantially in the near future, increasing reliance on domestic and innovative financing sources to sustain health programmes in low-income and middle-income countries.
The researchers examined innovative financing instruments (IFIs) – financing schemes that generate and mobilise funds – to estimate the quantum of financing mobilised from 2002 to 2015…