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UHC2030 side event at the World Health Assembly, Geneva

Save the date: 22 May 2018 17.45 - 20.30 at the Red Cross Museum, Geneva

Perilous or productive? 
Working with the private sector to achieve UHC

UHC2030 side event at the WHA 2018

22 May 2018 17.45 - 20.30 at Espace Henry Dunant, Red Cross Museum, Geneva

Join us to find out more on how to engage the private sector to move towards UHC while limiting the risks associated with it. 

The private sector already plays an important role in health care in all countries and private investment in health is increasing. Realising the UHC goal will require a thoughtful transition that meets the shared goals of governments, healthcare workers, patients, citizens and industry to “provide financial risk protection, access to quality essential health care services, and access to safe, effective, quality, and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all”.

Therefore, it is of critical importance to showcase how the private sector can be engaged to advance UHC and share experiences from multiple stakeholder perspectives. 

You are welcome to attend this event to better understand the implications of private sector engagement; learn about various experiences of private sector engagement for UHC; and explore innovative ways to engage the private sector for UHC.

Event objectives: 

1. Frame the discussion of private sector engagement for UHC in a practical way 

2. Discuss lessons-learned from engaging the private sector for UHC from various perspectives 

3. Discuss how stakeholder groups can better align behind the UHC movement

4. Call the private sector to act to support efforts towards UHC, and participate in the UHC2030 constituency.


17:45-17:55: Opening Remarks

Dr Githinji Gitahi, Global CEO and Director General of AMREF, Co-chair of UHC2030

17:55-18:05: Private sector engagement

Dr Mostafa Hunter, Governance and Private Sector Expert, Egypt

18:05-18:40: Perspectives & lessons learned

  • Dr Mercy Mwangangi, Health Financing Expert at the Ministry of Health, Kenya
  • Bakhuti Shengelia, Executive Director for Global Policy and Healthcare Systems, Novartis Oncology
  • Aurélie du Châtelet, Advocacy Advisor-Health and Nutrition, Action Against Hunger
  • Jade Khalife, Researcher-Coordinator at Joint Health Systems Research Project, Lebanon
  • Dr Carmen Barroso, Co-Chair, UN SG’s Independent Accountability Panel for EWEC

Facilitated by Dr Nata Menabde, Executive Director of WHO Office at the UN

18:40-19:00: Open discussion

19:00-19:10: UHC2030 private sector constituency - launch of call for interest

Dr Naoko Yamamoto, ADG for UHC and Health Systems, WHO

19:10-19:15: Closing remarks

Michele Gragnolati, Practice Manager, Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice, World Bank Group

19:10-20:30: Cocktail receptionMore information here.

This public event includes cocktail reception.