Recovery from COVID-19: Building resilient health financing in Eswatini

This budget brief explores the extent to which the national budget for fiscal year 2021/22 addresses the health needs of children in the Kingdom of Eswatini.

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The report of the “Recovery from COVID-19 Health Budget Brief for Eswatini” assesses the extent to which the national budget for the fiscal year 2021/22 addresses the health requirements of children in the country. It provides an overview of the size and composition of the health budget and emphasizes the issue of underspending of the capital budget for health. It also outlines specific health goals and strategies for the nation to assure health for all, as well as recommendations for establishing a resilient health financing system. In light of domestic resource constraints, it emphasizes the need for proper planning and sequencing of capital projects and suggests methods for the government to increase fiscal space for health. Overall, the report provides critical messages and recommendations for enhancing the Eswatini health sector in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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