Today all the healthcare systems around the world have risen to a challenge due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus has spread to every country that caused heavy burden on healthcare systems. Since the demand for medical services has increased immensely healthcare systems in many countries turned out to be on the verge of collapse. Recent situation has affected not only healthcare systems but also economic and social aspects.
COVID-19 pandemic requires urgent actions to ensure availability of medical care for the population. At this moment health financing measures can play a supportive role for healthcare systems. In the beginning of April WHO Health Financing Team shared their views on priorities and objectives for health financing that must be set and accomplished in the shortest possible time in order to strengthen systems to respond to COVID-19.
The collective product was published in English on the website of the Providing for Health network (P4H) and since the Center for Healthcare Quality Assessment and Control of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation is a P4H member, our team translated the document into Russian.