Strategic purchasing: An approach to bringing citizens’ perspectives to the health system

posted Sep 29, 2014, 1:16 AM by Jeff Knezovich
2 October, 11:30-13:00, Auditorium 2

Strategic purchasing can make health services more equitable and responsive to patient needs. This session will share the results of recent research on purchasing arrangements in 10 African and Asian settings, conducted by the RESYST consortium and the Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems. An overview of some of the key findings will be followed by an interactive panel discussion highlighting opportunities for citizen participation in purchasing decisions and monitoring the performance of purchasers and providers.

Moderator: Kara Hanson, Professor of Health System Economics, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
  • Ayako Honda, Senior Lecturer, Health Economics Unit, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Ayanda Ntsaluba, Group Executive Director, Discovery Health, South Africa
  • Ogochukwu Ibe, Researcher, Health Policy Research Group, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Nigeria
  • Walaiporn Patcharanarumol, Senior Researcher, International Health Policy Program, Thailand
  • Laksono Trisnantoro, Lecturer, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia