Co-hosted with the World Bank Group
• Dinesh Arora, Sommer Scholar (MPH), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Former Deputy CEO, National Health Authority, India
• Henrietta Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF
• Mohamed Ahmed Maait, Minister of Finance, Egypt
• Muhammad Ali Pate, Global Director of the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice and Director of the Global Financing Facility, World Bank
• Amanda Glassman, Executive Vice President and Senior Fellow, CGD
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is high on the global development agenda and this past year has seen several global mobilizing moments and calls to action. Yet progress to date has been slow and mixed; many low- and middle-income countries are not on track to meet their commitments to the UHC2030 agenda, according to a recent World Bank report.
As global leaders convene for the World Bank/International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings in Washington DC this October, we have an opportunity to take stock of progress, acknowledge challenges, and reflect on the road to 2030 and beyond. What are key lines of action for country governments and how can development partners best support them on the path to UHC? How can we ensure greater use of economic evidence in driving public spending decisions that get countries the best value for money and health gains? The panel will explore these questions and reflect on how the international community can move the health financing agenda forward.