Are health accounts and disease specific information useful for global health initiatives/programmes

The objective of the report is to present information on the actual and the potenial use of national health accounts by specific health programmes at global initiatives level. More specifically, three questions are addressed: 1) what health expenditure data is important 2) what is the purpose of using national health accounts as well as sub-accounts among global health initiatives? 3) what is needed and what should be done to increase the awareness and use of health accounts at a global level?