does civil society play in financing health systems?
Community contributions towards health have risen, but often
through individual out-of-pocket payments. As a result, health
systems have become less accessible and less equitable, and revenues
have been applied with weak public accountability. Civil society
has a role in raising the issues of fair financing in health
systems and the increasing demand for public accountability in
managing public funds.
policies incorporate civil society?
Competing resource claims demand transparent decision-making
processes. These are promised by decentralization policies, but
mechanisms for participation and accountability have been inadequate
in a number of ways. Civil society can help to strengthen decentralization
Is the health
sector making best use of the resources within civil society?
Civil society is still weakly integrated into health systems
and there is scope for strengthening civil society itself.