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Health Financing

We implement sustainable financing solutions to achieve universal health coverage

We believe in a world where everyone can access the high-quality health services they need, without financial burden. This cannot be achieved without effective, efficient and equitable health services. Options designs and delivers tailored health financing solutions to increase access to quality services, and to protect against financial risk.

We work with partners to:

  • Increase public investment in health by building political support and holding decision-makers accountable for their commitments.
  • Make domestic resources go further by strengthening countries’ core public financial management systems and processes.
  • Remove barriers to essential services like maternal and newborn health and family planning services by designing and scaling demand-side financing schemes and expanding health insurance coverage.
  • Improve quality and geographic coverage of service delivery through contracting; such as performance-based financing and service level agreements.

Our work on health financing has led to:


women provided with a voucher or transport allowance to enable safe delivery at a facility, since 2013.


allocated to annual budgets for family planning across 7 countries, as a result of Options’ work to strengthen public investment in health, since 2019

Download our health financing brief