Resourcing for health in the COVID-19 era: Maximising bang for buck
Co-hosts Action for Global Health, The George Institute for Global Health, and the UK Working Group on NCDs hosted this webinar focused on raising, pooling and optimising the use of domestic resources for health in low- and middle-income countries as well as discussing how funds for the COVID-19 response can help reinforce health systems, support advances in universal health coverage and promote primary care services rather than creating parallel or separate COVID-specific systems.
The webinar opened by setting out the options available to governments to raise revenue for health (domestic resource mobilisation) and the role of civil society in advocating around and supporting these efforts. Case studies highlighting aspects of integration and efficiency improvements across disease areas were provided, followed by an introduction to the new funding structure for COVID-19: the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A). The discussion identified opportunities and roles for civil society to support better value for money from the ACT-A resources in different contexts.
The webinar recording is available following and the conversation continues on social media with #ResourcingForHealth: