Why Is Strategic Purchasing Critical for Universal Health Coverage in Sub-Saharan Africa?

This paper explores the critical role strategic purchasing can play in the movement toward UHC in sub-Saharan Africa. It explores the rationale for strategic purchasing and makes the case for a more concerted effort by governments, and the partners that support them, to focus on and invest in improving strategic purchasing as part of advancing their UHC agendas. The paper also discusses the promise of strategic purchasing and the challenges of realizing this promise in sub-Saharan Africa, and it provides options for practical steps countries can take to incrementally improve strategic purchasing functions and policies over time.

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Taylor and Francis Online


Agnes Gatome-Munyua, Isidore Sieleunou, Orokia Sory & Cheryl Cashin
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