Costs and Affordability of Essential Universal Health Coverage in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Authors: David Watkins, Jinyuan Qi, Sue Horton

Introduction:

A central question for countries moving towards universal health coverage (UHC) is which health interventions should be publicly financed.1Highly resource-constrained low-income (LI) and lower middle-income (LMI) countries in particular currently have low coverage levels of health services and thus will probably require large incremental investments in order to achieve UHC. Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition (DCP3) has proposed a concrete notion of UHC that is based on a focused set of health interventions that provide very good value for money, address a significant disease burden, and are feasible to implement in LI and LMI countries. 

 

 

 

 

 

Watkins, D.A., J. Qi, and S.E. Horton. 2017. "Costs and Affordability of Essential Universal Health Coverage in Low- and Middle-Income Countries." DCP3 Working Paper Series. Workind Paper #20.