Health Financing and Social Protection


The Health Financing and Social Protection (HFS) Programme provides evidence-based policy and technical support to Member States to improve health system financing in terms of policy development, allocation and tracking of funds, social and financial risk protection, equity in financing and efficiency in resource use.

Universal Health Coverage is critical to sustainable socio-economic development

WHO Regioanl Director for Africa, Dr Luis Sambo addressing the EnvoysBrazzaville, 21 February 2014 -- The World Health Organization’s Regional Director for Africa, Dr Luis Gomes Sambo has urged governments to accelerate efforts towards ensuring that all people are able to access quality health services - including the appropriate mix of preventive, promotive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative care, without suffering financial hardship paying for them.

Featured publications:

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 State of health financing in the African Region (1.36 MB)WHO African Region Expenditure Atlas (3.86 MB) 
Health financing in Africa (4.55 MB)