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Liberia Health Pool Fund Transitioning from Emergency Support to Health System Development

Monday, June 13, 2011 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Walter T. Gwenigale
Minister of Health, Liberia

Jacob Hughes
Center for Global Development

Introduction and Commentary by
Amanda Glassman
Center for Global Development

Liberia set an ambitious goal of becoming a model of post-conflict recovery in the health sector. After first developing a National Health Plan and Basic Package of Health Services, the new government established a multi-donor pool fund to help finance the plan and invested in strengthening national systems to make it work. Gwenigale, Hughes and Glassman will assess the efficacy of pooled budget support as an aid instrument to build health systems post-conflict, as well as the potential and options for USAID and European Union involvement going forward.

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Monday, June 13, 2011