The Community Health Financing Hub is a product of the partnership between CHW Central and Financing Alliance for Health to highlight information, investment cases, and resources for financing community health programs.
The Financing Alliance for Health (FAH) is a multi-organizational partnership that works with governments on financing strategies for primary care and community health systems that operate at scale, and are financially sustainable over time. The FAH partners long-term with Ministries of Health (MOH) and Ministries of Finance (MOF) teams to develop financing pathways relevant to country context and to support resource mobilization within a changing financing landscape.
Community Health Financing Compendium
Developed by FAH, this compendium aims to support governments, i.e., ministries of health and finance, with information as they assess how to finance community health systems.
- More and more governments are formalizing their community health systems in Africa
- Financing is a critical enabler of these efforts; health system financing typically involves three components: revenue generation, pooling of resources, and purchasing
- The compendium focuses on revenue generation options and is designed to help governments identify a country-specific mix of sustainable financing sources (which will change over time) that will allow them to finance the scale-up and long-term support of community health services, as well as other parts of the health system
COVID-19 Highlights the Need for Community Health
Over recent years, the world has faced two Ebola outbreaks, the constant threat of pandemic influenza, and now the global spread of novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 pandemic. In developing countries, these threats risk exacerbating existing high burdens of communicable diseases associated with millions of preventable deaths. Community health is essential for pandemic preparedness (prevention, surveillance, response) and remains essential for achieving the World Health Organization’s Sustainable Development Goals. The global scale and impact of the current pandemic demonstrates that this cuts across geographies, levels of income, and types of health systems.
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