Title
Development assistance for health: should policy-makers worry about its macroeconomic impact?Development assistance for health: should policy-makers worry about its macroeconomic impact?
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Research group
Economics
Publication type
article
Publication
Genève,
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
Bulletin of the World Health Organization. - Genève
Volume/pages
86(2008):11, p. 864-870
ISSN
0042-9686
ISI
000260739700014
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Abstract
The article reports on the development assistance for health in low-income countries. It states that increased aid for health may be required for these countries since they need to increase expenditures to meet universal coverage goals for vital health services. However, the author notes on the concern that large amounts of foreign exchange in a country could lead to an increase in inflation and loss of international competitive impact on exports and economic growth. He adds that international partners have an important role to play since more funding will allow more investment in physical and human capital
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