Symposium Sub-themes and Specific Topics

The symposium subthemes and specific topics under each subtheme are outlined below

 

  1. Ensuring financial risk protection using public funds
  • Expanding the fiscal space for health financing
  • Aligning UHC and the National development agenda.
  • Macroeconomic determinants of health and macroeconomic analyses.
  • Options for cross-subsidisation for risks of ill health
  • Investment modalities to ensure health systems resilience
  • Potential and feasibility of targeting approaches.
  • User fee removal policies: Experiences and influences.

 

  1. Risk sharing and pooling of funds through insurance 
  • Options for cross-subsidisation for risks of ill health
  • Monitoring and evaluation of financial risk protection
  • Investment modalities to ensure health systems resilience
  • Designing and implementing National health insurance systems
  • Leveraging private and community based insurance models for UHC

 

  1. Leveraging Health benefits from investment in other sectors
  • Leveraging community resources for health
  • Institutionalizing a multisectoral approach to enhance health
  • Leveraging National social protection agenda
  • Incentivising cross-sectoral collaboration.
  • Social economic and environmental determinants of health: Costs and financing.

 

  1. Strategic purchasing and results-based financing (RBF)
  • Current purchasing arrangements and their influence on UHC
  • Prioritizing interventions for UHC
  • Contribution of RBF to the UHC agenda
  • Provider payment methods and quality of care
  • Monitoring and evaluating RBF and other strategic purchasing initiatives.
  • Potential and feasibility of targeting approaches
  • Investment modalities to ensure health systems resilience

 

  1. Global health initiatives and innovative financing 
  • Opportunities for innovative financing
  • Investment modalities to ensure health systems resilience
  • Contribution of the private sector to health financing
  • Fiscal implications of macroeconomic growth and graduation from International funding mechanisms.
  • Leveraging aid and global health initiatives for UHC developments.
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