Investment in health is a strategically important and often underestimated component of economic development. This study sets out a systematic approach to improving health in poor countries. For emerging countries, substantially improved health outcomes are a prerequisite to breaking out of the poverty cycle. This book on poverty and health, jointly published by the OECD and WHO, sets out the essential components of a broad-scope “pro-poor” health approach for action within the health system and beyond it. It is for development practitioners in the area of health issues.
Table of contents:
Acronyms Overview and Purpose Key Actions to Promote a Pro-Poor Health Approach Summary Chapter 1. Investing in Health to Reduce Poverty Chapter 2. Supporting Pro-Poor Health Systems Chapter 3. Key Policy Areas for Pro-Poor Health Chapter 4. Frameworks and Instruments for Health Programming and Monitoring Chapter 5. Policy Coherence and Global Public Goods Bibliography