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Wealth for Health: Financing Access for All
October 10, 2014

Improving health outcomes and protecting households against the financial consequences of ill health are top priorities to reduce poverty and sustain growth. The way countries finance health care influences how well a health system performs and whether it achieves its expected outcomes. How can development professionals help clients construct efficient, fair and quality health financing systems? Organized by IEG and the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice, this session features a panel of renowned experts who will focus on how to effectively advance the universal health care agenda. 

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    Femi Oke

    International Journalist
    Femi Oke is a British-Nigerian journalist and host of Al-Jazeera’s hit social media show, The Stream. She formerly worked at the BBC, NPR, Sky News and CNN, where she helped launch and hosted the program, Inside Africa.
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    Kiyoshi Kodera

    Vice President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
    Kiyoshi Kodera is the Vice President of JICA and formerly served as the Executive Secretary of Development Committee at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
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    Rosemarie Edillon

    Assistant Director-General for Policy and Planning, National Economic and Development Authority, Republic of the Philippines
    Rosemarie Edillon currently serves as the Director-General for Policy and Planning at the National Economic and Development Authority of the Republic of the Philippines.
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    Ariel Pablos-Méndez

    Assistant Administrator, Global Health, USAID
    Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez was appointed in 2011 to lead the Global Health program of USAID.
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    Uwe Reinhardt

    James Madison Professor of Political Economy, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
    Uwe Reinhardt is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on health care economics and a frequent speaker and author on various topics such as the future of Medicare.
Event Details
  • Location: 1818 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20433
  • Room: MC C2-131
  • Date: Friday, October 10, 2014
  • Time: 12:00 – 1:30 PM (EST)
  • CONTACT: Vivian R. Jackson
  • vjackson4@worldbank.org