Domestic Health Financing

Health financing refers to the “function of a health system concerned with the mobilization, accumulation and allocation of money to cover the health needs of the people, individually and collectively, in the health system… the purpose of health financing is to make funding available, as well as to set the right financial incentives to providers, to ensure that all individuals have access to effective public health and personal health care.” (WHO, 2000)

Universal Health Coverage

UHC means that all individuals and communities receive the health services that they need without suffering financial hardship. It includes the full spectrum of essential, quality health services, from health promotion to prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and pallative care. UHC related policies relate to actions linked with Health Systems that include coverage, elimination of out-of-pocket expenses, etc.

Budget Advocacy

Budget Advocacy” is a strategic approach to influence governments’ budget choices, aimed at achieving clear and specific outcomes—e.g., healthier people, less poverty, or improved governance. Effective advocacy will build toward attaining them with smaller concrete steps, such as increased budget allocations and more solid oversight of how funds are spent.

International Instruments

We have collected and compiled documents, reports, statistics and information we know CSOs need when conducting research or trying to gather supporting information when advocating for more resources around Universal Health Coverage, Domestic Health Financing, and Budget Advocacy. Below you will find links to documents for your use, download or preview. Should you need a specific document, report, statistics or information; please don’t hestiate to contact us directly. 


International Instruments

We have included below instruments developed internationally for reference on where Ghana stands or focuses. Whether it be a Monitoring Report or International Agreement; the information contained below aims to provide documents developed for easy reference. These instruments serve as a means for countries to collaborate and work towards common goals that benefit their citizens and the global community as a whole. We hope to provide information and resources on the various international instruments, their purpose, scope, and impact on different regions and sectors. They could also provide insights into the latest developments, trends, and challenges around Domestic Health Financing, Universal Health Care, and Budget Advocacy.

Abuja Declaration on HIV-AIDS TB and Other Related IDs

Africa Leadership Meeting – Investing in Health to realise the Africa we want

WHO OUNHCHR – Right to Health Fact Sheet

Tracking Universal Health Coverage 2017 Global Monitoring Report

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