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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

Solving Wicked Problems: Lessons on Systems Change from Diverse Fields  

Synthesizing lessons from three movements—disability rights, workers’ rights, and global health—three Open Society Fellows explore strategies and tactics potentially applicable across a range of issue areas.

Will a New Funding Strategy Leave Behind HIV’s Most Vulnerable?

The Global Fund’s new funding model for HIV services offers the most money to the poorest countries with the highest prevalence of infection. But in some cases, the best strategy is just the opposite.

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.

Open Society People

Public Health Program, Open Society Foundations–New York