Tracking development assistance for health and for COVID-19: a review of development assistance, government, out-of-pocket, and other private spending on health for 204 countries and territories, 1990-2050


Micah A. E. , Cogswell I. E. , Cunningham B., Ezoe S., Harle A. C. , Maddison E. R. , ...More

LANCET, vol.398, no.10308, pp.1317-1343, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 398 Issue: 10308
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0140-6736(21)01258-7
  • Title of Journal : LANCET
  • Page Numbers: pp.1317-1343

Abstract

Background The rapid spread of COVID-19 renewed the focus on how health systems across the globe are financed, especially during public health emergencies. Development assistance is an important source of health financing in many low-income countries, yet little is known about how much of this funding was disbursed for COVID-19. We aimed to put development assistance for health for COVID-19 in the context of broader trends in global health financing, and to estimate total health spending from 1995 to 2050 and development assistance for COVID-19 in 2020.