What is Strategic Health Purchasing?

To understand that, we need to ask ourselves “what is purchasing?” Purchasing is the third function of health financing and so perhaps to really understand purchasing and strategic purchasing, we need to go back to ask ourselves “what is health financing?” Health financing is that function of the health system concerned with the mobilization, accumulation and allocation […]

Rationing of Health Services During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed a lot of health system challenges that cut across financing for the pandemic, service delivery, quality of care and continuum of care for other medical emergencies not related to the pandemic. More recently, the discussions appear to be turning to how the limited resources (human resource for health, equipment, medicines, medical consumables,[…]