Universal health coverage experiences in Africa and Asia

posted Sep 29, 2014, 12:52 AM by Jeff Knezovich
1 October 2014, 14:30-16:00, 1.42

This session includes presentations addressing African and Asian experiences around pathways to universal health coverage, including civil society involvement and potential impacts on fairness in financing and impoverishment. 

Moderator: Joe Kutzin, Coordinator, Health Financing Policy, WHO, Geneva

  • Nathan Blanchet, Senior Program Officer, Results for Development, USA, Building on community-based health insurance to expand national coverage: The case of Ghana
  • Juliana Gnamon, Student, University of Cocody, Côte d’Ivoire, Exploring pathways for universal coverage in Côte d’Ivoire
  • Brendan Kwesiga, Health Economist, HealthNet Consult, Uganda, Achieving fairness in health system financing on the path to universal health coverage: A case-study
  • Devaki Nambiar, Research Scientist, Public Health Foundation of India, India, Whose UHC? Reflections from a national consultation on the role of community in relation to universal health coverage in India
  • Phusit Prakongsai, Director, International Health Policy Program, Thailand, Reducing impoverishment from health payments: Impact of universal health care coverage in Thailand