Nations Must Focus On Taxes To Help Finance Health Systems, Incoming Global Fund Executive Director Says In Devex Interview

Devex: Peter Sands calls on countries to reform taxes to free up funding for health
“While new financial instruments can help address critical gaps in health care funding, the global health community also needs to be more focused on taxes and helping countries mobilize domestic resources for basic health care services, Peter Sands, the incoming executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, told Devex. … Countries need to plan for self reliance, rather than on international development assistance as a way to fund their health systems, and to get there, need to work on tax raising and tax deployment strategies, Sands said…” (Saldinger, 2/6).