The fifth Annual Health Financing Forum (AHFF) focused on the theme of Health Financing Resilience and Sustainability, will be held virtually this year over the period 7-23 July. For those not able to join at the selected Washington DC time, these sessions will be recorded for viewing at a more convenient hour. Part I of the forum is happening on July 7-23, 2020 and will look at health financing resilience, including steps countries have taken in their pandemic response and lessons learned to date. It will include six online sessions throughout July, as well as other virtual activities where participants can exchange practical knowledge on the theme and actively collaborate with colleagues and peers. Analytical work funded in part through the Advance UHC MDTF will be used to help inform some of these shared learning sessions.
Part II, scheduled for later this year, will examine health financing vulnerability and sustainability in the context of the new normal, and the need to continue progress towards the SDGs. AHFF is being hosted by the World Bank Group, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Global Financing Facility (GFF). Registration for the first part of the forum is now open. Participants can register here. Also stay tuned for a video and blog related to the forum being released soon. The resilience and sustainability of health financing is vital for the effort to advance universal health coverage in all countries.
The COVID-19 Health Financing Resilience Program Community of Practice (CoP) will also launch at AHFF. It will serve as a virtual space for members to connect with one another on health financing topics. The community will be provided a set of synchronous and asynchronous offerings linked to sessions that will allow participants to engage more deeply with AHFF subject matter. They will also be able to interact and connect with other members and explore what the CoP has in store.