OECD Health Ministerial and High-Level Policy Forum

Better Policies for More Resilient Health Systems

OECD’s Work on Health

OECD Health Ministerial 
23 January 2024 | Paris, France 

Work on Health System Resilience 

Ready for the Next Crisis? Investing in Health System Resilience

The COVID-19 pandemic had massive consequences for societies and health systems across the OECD and beyond. Health systems were not resilient enough. Resilient health systems plan and are ready for...

Fiscal Sustainability of Health Systems 

How to Finance More Resilient Health Systems When Money Is Tight?

Finding sufficient funds to pay for more resilient health systems is challenging in the current economic context. COVID-19 has shown the need for additional targeted spending on public health...

Renewed Health System Performance Assessment Framework

Health System Performance Assessment (HSPA) frameworks have been developed and used increasingly across countries and regions, as a way to bring together stakeholders in the health sector to share...

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