Lancet Piece Discusses Past, Present, Future Of Global Health Financing
The Lancet: Past, present, and future of global health financing: a review of development assistance, government, out-of-pocket, and other private spending on health for 195 countries, 1995-2050
The Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network provides an overview of the past, present, and future state of global health financing across 195 countries, noting, “Financing for global health has increased steadily over the past two decades and is projected to continue increasing in the future, although at a slower pace of growth and with persistent disparities in per-capita health spending between countries. Out-of-pocket spending is projected to remain substantial outside of high-income countries. Many low-income countries are expected to remain dependent on development assistance, although with greater government spending, larger investments in health are feasible. In the absence of sustained new investments in health, increasing efficiency in health spending is essential to meet global health targets…” (4/25).