How are governments and the private sector collaborating in response to the COVID-19 crisis? What are the lessons for future efforts to progress health systems capacity and universal health coverage? And how can researchers contribute to this effort?
This roundtable is the first in a new virtual mutual learning series – ‘Unlocking Private Enterprise for Public Good – Redesigning Health Systems for UHC during COVID-19 and beyond’. The series is being co-convened by members of HSG’s Private Sector in Health Thematic Working Group and the Knowledge to Policy (K2P) Center at the American University of Beirut to identify ways that research evidence can jointly help both governments and the private sector respond to the COVID-19 challenge and also ensure that lessons learned contribute to strengthening future health systems and achieving universal health coverage. The ultimate goal is to better engage private sector actors in sharing best practices and current constraints and to find the best solutions for the most vulnerable populations.
Speakers will share perspectives and experiences of efforts to strengthen capacity and effective governance of mixed health systems during the COVID-19 pandemic and contribute to the shaping of a mutual learning agenda to take forward beyond the first phase of the initiative.
- Hon. Dr. Vinod K. Paul – Member , National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog), Government of India
- Dr. Githinji Gitahi – Group Chief Executive Officer, Amref Health Africa
- Dr. Stefan Swartling Peterson – Associate Director, Health Section, Programme Division, UNICEF
- Ms. Jayasree Iyer – Executive Director, Access to Medicine Foundation, Netherlands
- Hon. Dr. Mishra Swarup Ranjan Kiprop – MP Kenya, Vice Chair, Parliamentary Departmental Committee on Health (Kenya)
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