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From Promises to Practice: Realizing Family Planning Commitments through Universal Health Coverage

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm East Africa Time

This event will be held at Sarova Stanley Hotel the during the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25.

Join the Center for Global Development and PAI for a discussion with country policymakers, health financing experts, and the broader family planning community to explore how advocates and governments can work together as constructive partners in the design of UHC-oriented financing policies to ensure universal and high-quality family planning access. The reception followed by an interactive panel discussion.

FEATURING

Francis Asenso-Boadi, Director, Provider Payment, National Health Insurance Scheme, Ghana

Felice Apter, Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Development

Anne Coolen, Country Director, Marie Stopes Ghana

Elisha Dunn-Georgiou, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, PA

Amos Mwale, Executive Director, Centre for Reproductive Health and Education 

Wesley Mwambazi, Assistant Director for Health Care Financing, Ministry of Health, Zambia

Wangui Muthigani Mbuthia, UHC Secretariat, Service Delivery, Ministry of Health, Kenya

ABOUT THE EVENT

As countries aspire to achieve affordable healthcare for all, universal health coverage (UHC) is high on the global development agenda. But for UHC to become reality, decisionmakers must make difficult choices about how to use limited health resources. Defining a health benefits package policy can help governments prioritize the highest-value investments amidst competing priorities and interest groups. Within this broader landscape, countries have also committed to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights for women and girls. What are the opportunities and challenges to ensuring family planning is embedded within UHC policy and benefits package design? How does this process consider the direct impact on women’s and girls’ access to critical services? How can the family planning community effectively engage in the UHC agenda, including health financing reforms? Where are opportunities to work alongside government counterparts toward mutual goals?

Join the Center for Global Development and PAI for a discussion with country policymakers, health financing experts, and the broader family planning community to explore how advocates and governments can work together as constructive partners in the design of UHC-oriented financing policies to ensure universal and high-quality family planning access.

Refreshments will be served.

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Visiting Fellow
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Assistant Director, Global Health and Senior Policy Analyst