Background and Rationale:
Global attention has shifted to achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) which entails ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages” (goal 3.8) as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. Subsequently, many countries have made commitments to support progress toward UHC. It has also been realized that UHC requires policy actions in a complex and increasingly multi-sectoral arena, with legitimate role-bearers ranging from ministries of; Health, Finance, Education, Local Government, Labour Gender and Social Development and among development partners, private sector and civil society organizations and media.
To critically examine the current health financing systems and policies for advancing UHC and systems development in Uganda and other low and middle income countries so as to inform strategies that are geared at achieving UHC in the region.
To share experiences, reflections and evidence (both national and international) to guide national financing choices and strategies for advancing the UHC agenda and to build resilient health systems that can sustain this agenda.
To build awareness among stakeholders on the priority and plausible financing approaches for leveraging investments towards UHC in these countries.
To advocate for ways to optimize domestic financing and other sources to advance UHC, systems resilience and improve health outcomes.
Ensuring financial risk protection using public funds
Risk sharing and pooling of funds through insurance
Leveraging health benefits from investment in other sectors
Strategic purchasing and results based financing
Global health initiatives and innovative financing approaches
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Feasible innovations and strategies for financing UHC in low and middle income countries.
The symposium will increase awareness of required efforts and initiatives for financing UHC
The Symposium statement will guide decision makers, advocates and duty bearers involved in advancing UHC
The symposium will draw participation from technical and political players in the development sectors that have influence on health outcomes –both public and private. It is also intended to provide space for sharing lessons across low and middle-income countries about how to operationalise UHC and the SDGs in the region.
Dr. Aloysius Ssennyonjo: +256704594859/+256772447787
Ms. Enid Kemari: +256772568208
Organised by “Supporting Policy Engagement for Evidence-based
Decisions for Universal Health Coverage in Uganda” – SPEED Project.