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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.
• 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.
As countries grow to middle-income status and gain access to commercial lending, the development community is increasingly at odds as to if and how multilateral development banks (MDBs) should continue to lend to middle-income countries (MICs). Part of the community is of the view that MDB lending and technical assistance should be directed to lower-income countries, whose access to finance is limited, technical capacity is most strained, and poverty is more deeply entrenched. Nonetheless, the development challenge remains in most middle-income countries, where the greatest number of poor people reside, and significant progress needs to be made to meet the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Also, MICs can often make a significant contribution to various global public goods, including climate change mitigation, limiting pandemic disease, and international migration. There is also an opportunity for so called “south-to-south” learning, intermediated by the MDBs.
This panel will discuss the issues confronting MDBs and their MIC clients in shaping their interaction for the next 10-20 years. It will be moderated by CGD’s President, Masood Ahmed.
David Evans, Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development, will present new research which tests the impact of publicly providing day-care for children age 0-3 on children’s development, labour market participation for mothers, grandmothers, and others, and household well-being in Brazil. Following David’s presentation, Matthew Jukes will provide commentary and questions on the research and will position the findings within broader early childhood development policy and research.