Alternative Funding Sources to Improve Insulin Access
This guidance document reviews four alternative financing strategies to fund insulin in low- and middle-income countries. It also discusses the pros and cons of each method.
The four strategies are:
1. A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages earmarked for insulin
2. An international transaction tax to support insulin procurement
3. Trademark-based revenue generation approaches
4. Social impact bonds
Using This Tool
This document can be used when considering alternative funding mechanisms for supplying insulin, with several references to practical examples and more detailed information.
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