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Strategic Investments for COVID-19 and Future Epidemic Threats

Building upon our earlier blog post on COVID-19 and smart health spending in developing countries, we developed a presentation on some of our early thoughts and research findings—focused on current gaps and much needed areas of development in research and resources for better outbreak preparedness. Here are a few thoughts on important areas for new and sustained investment.

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Hard Choices in Priority-Setting: Reconciling Technical Analysis and Public Participation

As countries reaffirm their commitments to achieving Universal Health Coverage, governments face extraordinary pressure to allocate scarce resources in a publicly justifiable manner. The growing list of available health interventions and increasing demand for health services mean that tough spending decisions have to be taken, with unavoidable trade-offs. How can such hard choices be made?