Civil Society Advocacy for Sustainable Financing for Health Sustainable Health Financing Advocacy
Concept Note:As a broad framework, Sustainable health financing advocacy (SHFa) encompasses advocacy across multiple health priorities and in multiple health financing contexts. This unified framework for action can help advocates align eﬀorts, understand the interlinkages and potential synergies for collaboration, and avoid silos in our work.
Universal health coverage will bring about greater access to medical products, but we must ensure that those products are quality-assured, safe and effective so that they do what they are supposed to do – prevent illness and improve people’s health. That is why today’s launch of WHO’s five-year plan ‘Delivering Quality-assured Medical Products for All 2019–2023’ is important.
New research conducted by Aidsfonds, Frontline AIDS, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in Indonesia, Kenya, Uganda and Ukraine reveals opportunities but also major areas of concern as countries move towards UHC, while at the same time transitioning from international to domestic funding for HIV programmes.
This research shows that by pushing for active and meaningful involvement in UHC at a country level, civil society can bring the learnings of the past four decades of responding to HIV to help shape a vision for a rights-based, person-centred UHC that, if implemented, leaves no one behind.
A systematic analysis of amenable deaths in 137 countries: Universal health coverage has been proposed as a strategy to improve health in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, this is contingent on the provision of good-quality health care. We estimate the excess mortality for conditions targeted in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) that are amenable to health care and the portion of this excess mortality due to poor-quality care in 137 LMICs, in which excess mortality refers to deaths that could have been averted in settings with strong health systems.