Providing appropriate emotional, financial and practical support to protect health workers’ mental health and wellbeing and enable them to do their job are crucial to delivering an effective COVID-19 response.Read more “How are countries supporting the mental health and wellbeing of their health workforce?”
To combat the COVID-19 pandemic, countries are mobilizing additional domestic resources for their health systems, not to mention for other forms of social protection and economic stimuli. But how much extra money are we really talking about when it comes to health?Read more “How much additional money are countries allocating to health from their domestic resources?”
Health care providers need flexibility to be able to respond quickly to meet increased demand in the outbreak, to offer new methods of service delivery and to maintain essential health services for non-COVID-19 conditions. The way in which providers are paid can be an obstacle to these objectives.Read more “What are countries doing to give providers flexibility to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak?”
A strong health system response to the pandemic requires additional public funds that can be deployed quickly and transparently. Without additional public funding, the health system will not only struggle to control the pandemic but also may fail to maintain essential health services for other conditions.Read more “How are countries mobilizing additional public funds for health?”
How are countries removing financial barriers to accessing health services in the context of COVID-19?
Households increasingly face financial strain as the COVID-19 outbreak becomes an economic crisis in many countries. If people face concerns about health care affordability, they may delay seeking treatment or be prevented from obtaining the services they need, making the outbreak harder to control.Read more “How are countries removing financial barriers to accessing health services in the context of COVID-19?”