Sustainable Health Solutions for People Living in Poverty in Latin America

A case study by Global Partnerships

It is estimated that 1.3 billion people worldwide have no access to quality, affordable health services. Despite government resources spent on health services, individuals continue to bear most of the burden of health services costs, a reality that hits the poor the hardest. To improve access to healthcare for the poor at this large of a scale, we need to explore financially sustainable models. In 2012, Global Washington member Global Partnerships launched the Health Services Initiative to test out market-based health solutions.