Study on budgetary gap analysis of diarrhoea and pneumonia commodities at provincial/region level

Documentation of existing funding levels and analysis of budget forecasting methods


This study is one of the three studies commissioned to propose policy recommendations with the aim to reduce child mortality and morbidity caused due to Diarrhoea and Pneumonia. It aims to document existing funding levels for the procurement of commodities for treatment of Diarrhoea and Pneumonia, calculate funding requirements, review methods of forecasting, assess out of pocket expenditure, review budgetary management issues, and provide recommendations.

The study is prepared to provide policy recommendations to the government, parliamentarians and donor coordination group on Diarrhoea and Pneumonia. It was carried out in four provinces and the Federal Government. To undertake this study, different types of data was collected from health departments (including vertical health programmes), outsourced health service delivery entities (e.g. PPHI in Sindh), and finance departments of four provinces and the Federal Government.

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