Increasing immunization coverage is part of the Fourth Millennium Development Goal, and an essential step toward reducing child mortality.
Private funding - including out-of-pocket expenditure - is a considerable source of health financing in Latin America, where families can face economic ruin from catastrophic health expenses.
Journal articlesHEALTH POLICY Social protection UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE SOCIAL SECURITY SOCIAL WELFARE ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE DEMOCRATIZATION HEALTH INSURANCE GOVERNMENT POLICY PUBLIC HEALTH
Promoting universal financial protection : a policy analysis of universal health coverage in Costa Rica (1940–2000)
Universal health coverage (UHC) has been achieved in Costa Rica because it was supported at the highest political level within a favourable socio-economic and political context.Published dateWednesday, January 2, 2013 - 05:00