Health Financing

Health Financing

The Open Society Foundations work to ensure that global funding for health is raised, allocated, and used in ways that meet the health needs of marginalized persons. In particular, global funding should be used to strengthen civil society engagement in developing health policies that promote and respect human rights and lead to greater accountability and transparency.

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Recent Work

Combining Litigation with Social Mobilization: Pitfalls and Possibilities

Two of South Africa’s most recognized legal activists talk about using the law to campaign for the human rights of people living with HIV.

A Small Tax That Could Add Up to Huge Gains for Public Health  

A financial transactions tax is one of the few ways to generate new money for public health in sufficient quantity to make a real difference. Here’s how it works.

Briefing Paper
HIV and Human Rights: A Mapping of Donor Priorities and Trends in Southern Africa

This paper reports the findings of a 2012 study on HIV and human rights donor trends in Southern Africa. It identifies opportunities to leverage donor support and for donor collaboration.

Austerity: A Failed Experiment on the People  

Martin McKee examines the intellectual underpinnings of European austerity, its alarming health consequences, and what can be done to alleviate them.

A Modern-Day Robin Hood Takes Aim at Poverty  

One small change for the banking industry could mean big change for the world.

Foreign Aid: Five Emerging Myths, Ten Facts, Five Steps Forward

Renowned humanitarian Dr. Paul Farmer will deliver a public lecture on lessons learned from three decades of foreign assistance delivery.

Open Society People

Public Health Program, Open Society Foundations–New York