A blog on the Health Systems Global website by Kaaren Mathias,...
In this article, Tom Achoki and Collins Chansa determine the impact of different funding scenarios on the achievement of universal health coverage (UHC) in Zambia. They find that a 60% annual increase in funding channeled through the government system would lead to the achievement of overall intervention coverage of 85% for key maternal and child health interventions with a 6 year period. A 60% annual increase in funding disbursed directly by donors would take over 9 years to achieve a similiar effect.
Achoki and Chansa conclude that funding channels do have an impact on health intervention coverage. They argue that greater harmonization of funding from multiple sources into a single framework would help accelerate towards the attainment of UHC.
Read the article here.