Foreign aid may stymie home-grown healthcare spending

2019-03-01 06:05:06

DEEP-POCKETED donors are inadvertently encouraging governments to slow their health spending in parts of the developing world. Government spending on healthcare in developing countries between 1995 and 2006 doubled to $18 billion, with one-third of these increases coming from foreign governments and aid organisations. Christopher Murray’s team at the University of Washington in Seattle collected a range of data on health spending and then created a model to describe the relationship between foreign aid and domestic health funding. Although domestic health spending increased overall,