This webinar, a joint effort between the HSG Fragile and Conflict Affected States TWG and the HSG Private Sector in Health TWG, aims at better understanding the emerging new roles and potential of the private sector in fragile settings in contributing to strengthening health systems. The webinar will also serve as a precursor to an upcoming ‘Un-Conference’ on Unlocking Private Enterprise for Public Good- Building Future Health Systems for UHC to be held in Beirut, Lebanon in February 2020. The private sector can be a big advocate and partner to the global UHC movement and SDG goals. Both for-profit and not-for profit private providers can bring a unique set of skills and resources that can complement the public sector to improve access and outcomes particularly for vulnerable, communities. The outputs of this joint webinar will be documented in a joint blog at the Health System Global blogsite. The webinar aims to address the following issues with larger HSG community:
- Offering an overview of the current knowledge on the role of local models of health service delivery in achieving UHC and providing some thought-provoking recounts on what innovative formats for efficient and affordable health systems could look like.
- Opening a global dialogue on how to better capitalize on indigenous businesses for achieving UHC
- Understanding newer kinds of partnerships being formed between private sector actors and the State. Partnerships between formal and informal private providers bridged by digital platforms and technology to ensure continuous, good quality basic healthcare
- Mechanisms for accountability and regulation in Fragile States. What does this entail? How can non-State actors (professional associations, franchises, cooperatives, other formal and informal self-regulated groups) address weak regulatory capacity?
Our list of moderators, panellists and discissants is below. You can also read their Speaker Bios.
- Ms. Elizabeth Ntonjira – Global Communications Director, Amref Health Africa
- Dr. Polepole Tshomba – coordinator for Rehabilitation for the Ministry of Health in DRC
- Ms. Susanne Weissbaecker – Global Head of Access to Medicines, Takeda Phamaceuticals
- Dr. Mohamed Osman – Caafinet, Somalia
- Ms. Arielle Molino – Associate Vice President, Intellecap Advisory Services Private Limited, Kenya
- Dr. Karl Blanchet – co-Director of the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre, Associate Professor, LHSTM
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