Alternative, innovative and sustainable source of financing for injury prevention and safety promotion: learning from case studies
AbstractPublic health has a track record of achievement in vanquishing the historic causes of death and disease despite the hurdles of unpredictable, inadequate and uncoordinated funding. Mobilizing funding for specific programmes is challenging, especially in preventing emerging public health problems like injuries and violence and promoting safety in society. Government allocations are not always sufficient to run the programmes. Sometimes additional/supplementary funding is needed. Securing/getting outside funds is very competitive. However, different mechanisms have been practised in many countries to mobilize resources. This document provides the overview of alternative, innovative and sustainable sources of financing and the possibility of such financing impacting violence and injury prevention and safety promotion. The case studies demonstrate practical experiences for sharing.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2015). Alternative, innovative and sustainable source of financing for injury prevention and safety promotion: learning from case studies. World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/164333