Which funding for our health ?

The aim of universal health coverage is the provision of healthcare for all. Universal health coverage – in its essence, a deeply humanitarian initiative - is difficult to implement, because of its high cost to the public finance. At present in Palestine, more than half of the population is already covered, but what would it cost to extend coverage to every one of the country's inhabitants? How should such a policy be financed? Economists Mohammad Abu-Zaineh, Sameera Awawda and Bruno Ventelou have conducted a study of the issue. 

By Mohammad Abu-Zaineh

Mohammad Abu-Zaineh

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Sameera Awawda

Sameera Awawda

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Bruno Ventelou

Bruno Ventelou

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Aurore Basiuk

Aurore Basiuk

Sources

Awawda S. , Mohammad Abu-Zaineh M., Ventelou B., 2019, "The quest to expand the coverage of public health insurance in the occupied Palestinian territory: an assessment of feasibility and sustainability using a simulation modelling framework", The Lancet, 393 (17)