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This document updates the analyses presented in the original discussion paper, “From Double Shock to Double Recovery – Implications and Options for Health Financing in the Time of COVID-19” . The original paper used macroeconomic projections released by the International Monetary Fund to project the possible time path of health spending per capita in 178 countries and territories from 2020 to 2025, under different scenarios. The present update reports the IMF’s revised macroeconomic projections, spells out the implications of these projections for countries’ health spending and compares different spending scenarios with estimates of countries’ incremental spending needs if they are to halt the COVID-19 pandemic and return to a path of progress toward universal health coverage (UHC). This is a useful document for policy makers. Click here to read the document.