USAID and Health Financing

The last 50 years have seen a historic five-fold increase in gross domestic product per capita in the world, driven by demographic changes, global trade and better governance, with half of low-income countries graduating to higher income status since the year 2000. As a result, public and private domestic resources now dwarf official development assistance, making domestic resource mobilization for health an important part of development efforts.

In addition to providing direct funding for health, The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is working with country governments to increase domestic financing for this sector. USAID supports a number of partnerships and initiatives that seek to achieve this, including the Global Financing Facility in support of Every Woman Every Child and the Sustainable Financing Initiative to enable countries to achieve an AIDS-free generation.

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Last updated: January 18, 2017

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