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Global policy and funding frameworks

Equitable and well functioning health systems depend on supportive policy

environments and funding mechanisms at both the national and international

levels. For low-income countries the international policy environment and

external financial support are closely intertwined, either directly, through pol-

icy conditions on the receipt of external loans and grants, or indirectly, from

the type of policy advice, technical assistance, or project and program support

that particular donors offer.