How to respond to the COVID-19 economic and health financing crisis?

Cross-Country Analysis


How to respond to the COVID-19 economic and health financing crisis?

While the initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic was focused on preventing and mitigating a public health crisis, it has rapidly spiraled in many countries into a full blown economic and public finance crisis.

We describe this evolution and consider how health financing, as well as population health, are likely to be affected by the economic crisis. We find that countries have applied a variety of measures which include making extra financial allocations available to the health sector, supporting workers experiencing job loss, and compensating health professionals for lost income and extra expenses. Full article here