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Policymakers are convening at the Global Conference on Primary Health Care in Astana to mark the 40th anniversary of the Declaration of Alma-Ata and renew their commitments to building strong primary health care (PHC) systems. While there has been tremendous progress in deploying PHC services to improve health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries, there are major gaps between aspirations and reality. The renewed global commitment in Astana is an opportunity to underscore why and how a proactive focus on PHC can be central to the UHC2030 agenda.
This event co-hosted by the Center for Global Development (CGD), John Snow, Inc. (JSI), and Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI) will assess major outcomes emerging from Astana, provide a reality check on challenges countries are facing, and reflect on the role of the global health community going forward.
Join us for two back-to-back panels (agenda and speaker list below) that will bring programmers, planners, and implementers together with funders, policymakers, and global health financing experts to discuss why strong PHC matters for UHC; the key barriers, including policy and implementation challenges; as well as ideas to ensure greater equity, quality, and efficiency in PHC. Read more on CGD's work on PHC here.
Conversation: Why Is It So Hard to Achieve Strong Primary Health Care?(9:30 – 9:50am)
Amanda Glassman, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Fellow, CGD Lauren Weber, Public Health Policy Reporter, HuffPost
Panel 1: PHC 40 Years On: What Works and What Needs to Happen Next (9:50 – 10:35am)
Nabeela Ali, Country Representative in Pakistan, JSI Clinton de Souza, Director of Public Health, Imperial Logistics Binyam Fekadu Desta, DCOP for USAID Transform: PHC project/JSI lead Rose Macauley, Country Representative in Liberia, JSI
Panel 2: PHC Measurement for Improvement and Accountability (10:45 – 11:30am)
Ariana Childs Graham, Director of Primary Health Care Initiative, PAI Vin Gupta, Assistant Professor of Global Health, IHME; Non-Resident Fellow, CGD Natela Ménabde, Executive Director of the WHO Office at UN, WHO Jeremy Veillard, Program Manager for PHCPI, World Bank
Janeen Madan Keller, Center for Global Development Beth Tritter, Primary Health Care Performance Initiative Craig Burgess, John Snow, Inc.
Industrialization was never an accident but an outcome of a well- crafted industrial policy. Analyzing the capacity and limits of the (developmental) state in the industrialization process and in economic development in general, Murat Yülek’s new book, How Nations Succeed: Manufacturing, Trade, Industrial Policy, and Economic Development, sheds light on how today’s governments can design industrial policy and how they can identify strategic sectors to break out of Low and Middle Income Traps. Explaining technical concepts in understandable terms, the book introduces a stylized industrialization process in four stages and locates different countries on the process map. He illustrates how picking-the-winner type industrial policies –a controversial issue among the economists –have worked in different countries. It also discusses how industrial policy and science, technology and innovation policies should be sequenced for best results. As trade wars and (pre-mature) de-industrialization become the zeitgeist of today, the book shows the links between global (im)balances and economic development explaining export-led growth as well as import-led slowdowns.
On the sidelines of the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings 2019, the Center for Global Development (CGD) and the Bretton Woods Committee (BWC) will co-host this expert panel to discuss the future of the World Bank under its new president, David Malpass. What should top his agenda? What are the most important and urgent issues in the development landscape and what is the role of the World Bank in addressing these challenges? Join us to hear from this panel of global thought leaders offering recommendations for the future of the multilateral system.