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HOW WILL WE FINANCE FUTURE HEALTH SYSTEMS?

KATE HAWKINS, Future Health Systems member Day 2 of the Geneva Health Forum was characterised by discussions about the most appropriate mechanisms to finance functioning health systems and what changes in policy would be necessary to support this. Whilst development assistance overall is increasing the percentage share allocated to health is not rising at a…

TOMORROW’S HEALTH SYSTEMS: IN PHASE WITH REALITY?

by KATE HAWKINS, STEPS Centre Member Members of the Future Health Systems Research Programme Consortium are actively engaging in discussions at the Geneva Health Forum. The conference began in dramatic fashion with an assessment of the changing landscape within which health systems are being forged. The opening plenary session featured a range of speakers who…

CHALLENGES FOR THE FUTURE OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE

by GERRY BLOOM & HILARY STANDING, STEPS Centre members It is thirty years since the Alma Ata Declaration outlined an international consensus on the need to provide universal access to primary health care (PHC). During the ensuing years some countries established well-organised government health services in which PHC played an important role. Many others were…