To understand that, we need to ask ourselves “what is purchasing?” Purchasing is the third function of health financing and so perhaps to really understand purchasing and strategic purchasing, we need to go back to ask ourselves “what is health financing?” Health financing is that function of the health system concerned with the mobilization, accumulation and allocation of resources to cover the health needs of the people in the health system. Listen to the podcasts. #TellMeIn2Minutes
Author Profile: Dr. Nkechi Olalere is the Executive Director at Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Center (SPARC).
What is Strategic Health Purchasing?