Stepping Up Nontraditional Financing for Health
The Sustainable Development Goals have set a series of exacting social, economic and environmental targets for the world’s nations, in order to secure a prosperous future for the generations to come. These goals will require substantial investment, and so last November the United Nations launched the Financial Innovation Platform. The platform aims to help scale up innovative finance solutions to support the achievement of the SDGs.
At the B20 Health Conference in Berlin earlier this month, Devex spoke with several delegates about the types of funding that could help the global health sector in particular to achieve SDG targets.
Dr. Patricia Mechael, executive vice president of the Personal Connected Health Alliance, shared her thoughts about which actors are providing the most effective models of sustainable financing for health care. This must come from a multitude of sources including governments and private sector engagement, said Mechael.