Tobacco taxation and innovative health-care financing
AbstractHealth-care financing continues to be a contentious issue in most Member States of the WHO South-East Asia Region. While making an effort to address the concerns about health services delivery and accessibility, matters regarding mechanisms of financing and budgeting must also be taken into account. To this end, a collaborative and consultative Expert Group Meeting aiming at fostering ideas and exchanging thoughts was organized at WHO SEARO, New Delhi, India, on 13-14 June 2011. Following this meeting, the document titled Tobacco Taxation and Innovative Health-care Financing was developed. It highlights the empirical evidence and existing literature on tobacco taxation, the practices of earmarking taxes for specific projects or programmes in Member States, and innovative methods of financing health-care.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2012). Tobacco taxation and innovative health-care financing. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/206014