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Second Annual Universal Health Coverage Financing Forum
April 20-21, 2017The Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC

The World Bank Group and USAID will host the Second Annual UHC Financing Forum from April 20-21, 2017, in advance of the World Bank Group – International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings.

The World Bank Group and USAID will host the Second Annual UHC Financing Forum from April 20-21, 2017, in advance of the World Bank Group – International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings. The forum will be held at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.

The focus of the 2017 Forum is efficiency, or value for money. Building on last year’s topics of domestic resource mobilization, the Second Annual UHC Financing Forum will focus on strategic policies and practical interventions to help governments use health system resources more efficiently. The agenda will include a mix of plenary and parallel sessions with expected attendance of 300 experts on public and health finance and service delivery, including representatives from Ministries of Finance and Health from low and middle-income countries, and staff from bi- and multi-lateral institutions, civil society organizations, think tanks, and academia.

Registration is now closed. 

For those unable to attend, live webcasts of the plenary sessions will be available, along with additional materials on the proceedings.

For more information or additional questions, please contact the coordination team at UHCFinancingForum@worldbank.org.

Agenda [pdf]

Venue Guide [pdf]

Background paper [pdf]

Key messages [pdf]

 

Last Updated: Apr 20, 2017

MAYFLOWER HOTEL: APRIL 20, 2017

0800 - 0900: Arrival and Registration / Breakfast

0900 - 0945: Grand Ballroom: Introduction / Setting the stage

• Jennifer Adams, Assistant Administrator for Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), United States (and Chair of Forum Steering Committee)

• Keith E. Hansen, Vice President, Human Development Global Practice Group, World Bank Group, United States

• Christoph Kurowski, Global Lead, Health Financing Global Service Group, World Bank Group, United States – Technical introduction to the Forum

0945 - 1100: Plenary 1: Translating priorities into practice to improve efficiency and quality

1100 - 1130: Coffee / Tea Break

1130 - 1245: Plenary 2: Quality and Incentives: Is there a Tradeoff? Can We Have Both?

1245 - 1400: LUNCH in State Ballroom and Grand Ballroom

Bending the cost curve: Harnessing the power of innovation for UHC (lunch session)

1400 - 1530: CONCURRENT SESSIONS 1

  • Grand Ballroom: The Global Financing Facility: Driving Health System Efficiency at the Country Level (video)
  • Chinese Ballroom: Contracting out for efficient spending and quality services: illusory or achievable for LMIC health systems? Examples from Africa and Asia
  • East Ballroom: Out-of-pocket spending and voluntary insurance: the biggest inefficiencies?
  • Palm Court Ballroom: Can evidence on efficiency help bridge the MoF-MoH divide? Looking for answers in country experience
  • 5th Parallel Room: Making way for UHC by tackling wasteful spending on health: Results from the OECD study

1530 - 1600: Coffee / Tea Break

1600 - 1730: CONCURRENT SESSIONS 2

  • Grand Ballroom: Public to Private: Let’s dance (Song title: purchasing health services with an eye on quality and efficiency
  • Chinese Ballroom: Inefficiencies in PHC delivery and ongoing efforts to improve service delivery for the poor in Nigeria
  • East Ballroom: Reimagining Results Based Financing
  • Palm Court Ballroom: The biggest SDG bang for buck: Maximizing efficiencies in health labor markets
  • 5th Parallel Ballroom: Efficiency for universal health in the Americas

1730 - 1900: State Ballroom: Reception

Tim Evans om UHC 2030

Agenda [PDF]

MAYFLOWER HOTEL: APRIL 21

0745 - 0845: Palm Court Ballroom

Hospital Management: Neglected Issue in UHC Discourse

0800 - 0900: Breakfast

0900 - 0945: Grand Ballroom: Speaker's Corner

High-level speakers on planned priority efficiency reforms

Moderator: Ariel Pablos-Mendez

0945 - 1100: Plenary 3: Measuring efficiency, transparency, accountability

1100 - 1130: Coffee / Tea Break

1130 - 1245: Plenary 4: Implementing good ideas: The political economy of efficiency reforms

1245 - 1400: LUNCH in State Ballroom and Grand Ballroom: Launch "Healthy systems for universal health coverage - a joint vision for healthy lives"

In parallel: JLN - Looking forward (Room TBD)

1400 - 1530: CONCURRENT SESSIONS 3

  • Grand Ballroom: From Chaos to Order Enabling Efficient Fiscal Transfers in Federal and Decentralized Health Systems
  • Chinese Ballroom: Multisectoral financing and governance to improve efficiency and impact of UHC and broader health efforts
  • East Ballroom: JLN in Action – A discussion on practical experiences measuring efficiency from the finance and service delivery lenses
  • Palm Court Ballroom: Barium swallow: Diagnosing how and why up to 50% of health spending is poorly “swallowed” and how to fix it

1530 - 1600: Coffee / Tea Break

1600 - 1700: Grand Ballroom Closing remarks

  • Allyala Nandakumar, USAID & David Evans, WBG - Key ‘take-aways’ & looking ahead
  • Tim Evans, Senior Director, HNP-GP, WBG – Closing remarks

Agenda [PDF]

Disclaimer:

The contents of this page are provided by participants in the Second Annual UHC Financing Forum to be shared among fellow participants. These documents are not the intellectual property of the World Bank Group and do not reflect the opinions, research or recommendations of Bank staff.

Policy Brief: Indonesia: Health System Financing Assessment: Spend More, Right and Better

Indonesia: Health System Financing Assessment: Spend More, Right and Better

Background paper: Second Annual UHC Financing Forum Greater Efficiency for Better Health and Financial Protection

Forum Concept Note: Greater Efficiency for Better Health and Financial Protection

WHO reference list for the 2nd UHC Health Financing Forum

Key messages

Select sessions from both days of the forum were webcast live. Replays of these sessions appear below.

 

The Global Financing Facility: Driving Health System Efficiency at the Country Level

  • Livestreaming has concluded: A replay of plenary sessions will appear on this webpage shortly.



Welcome