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Health Equity and Financial Protection in Pakistan

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2012-05-23
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2012-05-23
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The health equity and financial protection reports are short country-specific volumes that provide a picture of equity and financial protection in the health sectors of low-and middle-income countries. Topics covered include: inequalities in health outcomes, health behavior and health care utilization; benefit incidence analysis; financial protection; and the progressivity of health care financing. Pakistan's government is committed to improving the equity of health outcomes and the ability to offer financial protection in the health sector through the implementation of the National Health Policy. Pakistan spends 2.62 per cent (2009) of its gross domestic product (GDP) on health. This is far lower than the average spending levels in other countries in the South Asia Region, which have spent an average of 5.3 per cent (2009) of their GDP on health.
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World Bank. 2012. Health Equity and Financial Protection in Pakistan. Health Equity and Financial Protection Report;. © Washington, DC. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/27065 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.
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