This section hosts guidelines, manuals and toolkits to strengthen public health practice.
Common Goods for Health (CGH) are the core population-based functions or interventions essential to the health and well-being of entire societies. They necessitate public financing and public action as they are public goods or have large social externalities, and thus will not arise through market forces alone. This guidance document aims to clearly define CGH, to connect CGH with other critical health agendas to build more responsive and resilient health systems and to address challenges to financing and prioritizing CGH at national, sub-national and community levels. This document delineates the relevant CGH categories, sub-categories and functions, which can aid in policy discussions, budget dialogues (including prioritization processes in countries) and health expenditure tracking processes as means of monitoring and accountability. It is a useful guidance for policymakers. Click here to read the guidance note.