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

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

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

3. Leveraging Health benefits from investment in other sectors

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

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

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

5. Global health initiatives and innovative financing

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