2019 report Global health spending: A world in transition
The report’s key messages include:
– It updates the upward trends in global health spending, confirming the increasing convergence of middle-income countries towards high income countries’ health spending profiles, with increased domestic and public spending and the decreasing role of overseas development assistance.
– The report highlights how most countries that experienced high rates of economic growth also undertook a health financing transition towards increasing the share of health spending funded publicly, while the transition from aid is slower.
– The health financing transition is also accompanied by a transition of institutions with increased pooling and increased public financing.
– And while there is more and more evidence on the levels of spending on PHC, more analysis is needed to understand how countries can ensure adequate financing for the primary health care priority.