SYMPOSIUM ON UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 09:00 to Friday, August 18, 2017 - 17:00
SYMPOSIUM ON UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE

This is to let you know and remind some that the above symposium will take place August 16th -18th 2017 at Serena Hotel in Kampala. The details are here attached.

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The symposium subthemes and specific topics under each subtheme are outlined below

1. Ensuring financial risk protection using public funds

ÔÇó Expanding the fiscal space for health financing
ÔÇó Aligning UHC and the National development agenda.
ÔÇó Macroeconomic determinants of health and macroeconomic analyses.
ÔÇó Options for cross-subsidisation for risks of ill health
ÔÇó Investment modalities to ensure health systems resilience
ÔÇó Potential and feasibility of targeting approaches.
ÔÇó User fee removal policies: Experiences and influences.

2. Risk sharing and pooling of funds through insurance
ÔÇó Options for cross-subsidisation for risks of ill health
ÔÇó Monitoring and evaluation of financial risk protection
ÔÇó Investment modalities to ensure health systems resilience
ÔÇó Designing and implementing National health insurance systems
ÔÇó Leveraging private and community based insurance models for UHC

3. Leveraging Health benefits from investment in other sectors

ÔÇó Leveraging community resources for health
ÔÇó Institutionalizing a multisectoral approach to enhance health
ÔÇó Leveraging National social protection agenda
ÔÇó Incentivising cross-sectoral collaboration.
ÔÇó Social economic and environmental determinants of health: Costs and financing.

4. Strategic purchasing and results-based financing (RBF)

ÔÇó Current purchasing arrangements and their influence on UHC
ÔÇó Prioritizing interventions for UHC
ÔÇó Contribution of RBF to the UHC agenda
ÔÇó Provider payment methods and quality of care
ÔÇó Monitoring and evaluating RBF and other strategic purchasing initiatives.
ÔÇó Potential and feasibility of targeting approaches
ÔÇó Investment modalities to ensure health systems resilience

5. Global health initiatives and innovative financing

ÔÇó Opportunities for innovative financing
ÔÇó Investment modalities to ensure health systems resilience
ÔÇó Contribution of the private sector to health financing
ÔÇó Fiscal implications of macroeconomic growth and graduation from International funding mechanisms.
ÔÇó Leveraging aid and global health initiatives for UHC developments.