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Protecting essential health services in low-income and middle-income countries and humanitarian settings while responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

In health outcomes terms, the poorest countries stand to lose the most from these disruptions. In this paper, we make the case for a rational approach to public sector health spending and decision making during and in the early recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on ethics and equity principles, it is crucial to ensure that patients not infected by COVID-19 continue to get access to healthcare and that the services they need continue to be resourced. We present a list of 120 essential non-COVID-19 health interventions that were adapted from the model health benefit packages developed by the Disease Control Priorities project.

Source

BMJ Global Health

Area of Work

Health

Type

Research or Technical Report (non-IRC)

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Year Published

Last Checked

Region

English

2020

11/11/20

Global

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