This webinar is hosted by the DEVCO Academy website and will take place on Thursday 14 January from 15:00 to 16:30 CET.
This public webinar will explore how civil society, governments and the EU can work together to strengthen political accountability and collective action for universal health coverage (UHC). It will include a focus on global and country level tools and processes to strengthen commitment and action for strong, sustainable and equitable health systems. It will also underline the focus on health systems strengthening to achieve UHC in EU development policy. This includes EU support to country level policy dialogue through WHO’s flagship UHC Partnership, and to the UHC2030 multi-stakeholder global platform. Some documentation is also provided on the page.
UHC is a cornerstone of human development. In essence, it means that all people can obtain the health services they need without suffering financial hardship. It is a political choice. The benefits of UHC go far beyond health and reach into all areas of human capital and development. In the current programming context, UHC links with all priorities of the new Commission, and is key to accomplish our mandate of eradicating poverty and fighting inequalities.
Speakers are from the Commission, UHC2030 and WHO, civil society and countries including:
Henrietta Geiger, Director for People and Peace, Directorate General for Development and Cooperation, European Commission
Jan Paehler Head of Sector Health, Directorate General for Development and Cooperation
Robert Yates, Director, Global Health Programme; Executive Director, Centre for Universal Health, Chatham House
Githinji Gitahi, Group CEO Amref Health Africa and UHC2030 co-chair
Hela Ben Mesmia, Dialogue sociétal, Ministry of Health, Tunisia
Dr Abdellatif Chabbou, Vice-President, Red Crescent
Gabriella Fesus, Head of Unit, Culture, Education, Health, Directorate General for Development and Cooperation
You will be directed to the Devco-Academy page that requires you to authenticate: if you don’t already have an account please create one.