Health systems financing

WHO/Europe works with Member States to improve the way in which they finance their health systems. We provide tailored technical assistance through policy dialogue and analytical work, supporting countries to develop policy, monitor progress and design reforms.

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Out-of-pocket payments for health, particularly for medicines, are unaffordable for many in Europe

Even in Europe’s richest countries, people are pushed into poverty as a result of having to pay out of pocket for health services. This is one of the findings of the WHO report “Can people afford to pay for health care? New evidence on financial protection in Europe”.

Universal health coverage: financial protection

Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, everywhere

No one should have to choose between health care and other basic needs.