Tough Choices: Investing in Health for Development
Experiences from National Follow-up to the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health (with 1 CD-ROM)
Nonserial Publication
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241594066 ISBN-10    9241594063
Order Number    11500683
Price    CHF    25.00 / US$    30.00 Developing countries:    CHF    17.50
English     2006        122   pages
Since the 2001 Report of the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, a number of countries have set up multisectoral national commissions or similar bodies to review options, formulate a plan, and make detailed estimates of the costs of scaling up health investments and expanding access to essential health services.

This report presents country experiences in developing and shaping work to address long-term planning for the health sector. It identifies areas of action to which the national commissions have contributed, from mobilizing political will and building much-needed evidence, to strengthening national planning processes. These lay the groundwork for sustainable improvements in health for the world's poor people. The report clarifies the most intractable challenges that have impeded faster health progress, and gives concrete examples of how countries have started to address them through an integrated approach to health sector development and financing. This experience will be integrated into the core work of WHO, across the organization. It will contribute to global health and development discussions and help to guide the way forward for national policy-makers and development partners.