Events

Third Annual UHC Financing Forum: Greater Equity for Better Health and Financial Protection

April 19-20, 2018

Washington Hilton, Washington, DC

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3rd Annual UHC Financing Forum: Greater Equity for Better Health and Financial Protection

The World Bank Group and USAID will host the Third Annual Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Financing Forum from April 19-20, 2018, in advance of the World Bank Group’s Spring Meetings. The Forum will take place at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington DC.

The Forum will focus on mobilizing and shaping health financing to achieve equity and access to health services. This two-day event builds on previous Forum discussions, which looked at resource mobilization and strategic policies and practical interventions to help governments use health system resources more efficiently.

The World Bank Group’s Spring Meetings are a key strategic platform for finance and development leaders to engage with a wide range of stakeholders on the goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. Without achieving health for all, we will not end poverty by 2030. UHC is a key foundational investment in any country’s human capital, which drives sustainable and inclusive economic growth. The Annual UHC Financing Forum is one of the only global events that convenes key actors from the finance and health sectors to help accelerate progress in countries towards sustainable financing of UHC. 

The Forum will include a mix of plenary and parallel sessions with approximately 400 experts on public and health finance, including representatives from Ministries of Finance and Health from low and middle-income countries, representatives from partner organizations, including bi- and multi-lateral institutions, civil society organizations, think tanks, and academia. Some of the sessions will be available via webcast. 

Please see the Concept Note for more information. 

Registration will open in early 2018. For more information on the Third Annual UHC Financing Forum, please contact: uhcfinancingforum@worldbank.org .