Title
Financing the millennium development goals for health and beyond : sustaining the Big Push Financing the millennium development goals for health and beyond : sustaining the Big Push
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Law
Publication type
article
Publication
London ,
Subject
Law
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Globalization and health. - London
Volume/pages
6(2010) :17 , p. 1-8
ISSN
1744-8603
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Abstract
Many of the Millennium Development Goals are not being achieved in the worlds poorest countries, yet only five years remain until the target date. The financing of these Goals is not merely insufficient; current evidence indicates that the temporary nature of the financing, as well as challenges to coordinating its delivery and directing it to the most needy recipients, hinder achievement of the Goals in countries that may benefit most. Traditional approaches to providing development assistance for health have not been able to address both prevalent and emergent public health challenges captured in the Goals; these challenges demand sustained forms of financial redistribution through a coordinated mechanism. A global social health protection fund is proposed to address recurring failures in the modern aid distribution mechanism. Such a Fund could use established and effective strategies for aid delivery to mitigate many financial problems currently undermining the Millennium Development Goals initiative.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/c31776/c1fc4932.pdf