7:30—9:00 AM ET / 1:30-3:00 PM UTC+2

Tracking and Measuring Spending for Pandemic Preparedness and Response: Roundtable Discussion


Scott Pendergast, Director, Health Emergencies Preparedness & Response, WHO

Kalipso Chalkidou, Head of Health Finance, The Global Fund

Michael Mueller, Health Policy Analyst, OECD 

Nirmala Ravishankar, Senior Fellow, ThinkWell

Moderated by Victoria Fan, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Setting the Scene by Ke Xu, WHO

More speakers to be announced

Please note that this event will take place in person on July 9th in South Africa. 

The global policy community has an opportunity to strengthen Pandemic Preparedness and Response (PPR) while the memory of the pandemic is still recent. Yet raising policy interest in, and financing for PPR remains a challenge amidst competing and urgent policy demands, including rising inflation and debt. 

What’s more, PPR financing and spending requires effective tracking and measuring and must hold stakeholders accountable. But the multisectoral, multi-disciplinary, and the complex nature of PPR makes tracking and measuring PPR financing challenging, if not impossible. 

This roundtable brings together experts in health accounts, health policy, and public health to identify activities and investments to improve PPR and identify a practical way to systematically or selectively track and measure PPR spending, in order to chart a way forward for PPR policy and financing. 

Location: Room 2.41-2.42, Cape Town International Convention Centre, 2 Lower Loop St, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

This event is open to registrants of IHEA’s World Congress on Health Economics.

The International Health Economics Association (IHEA) Congress is the only global forum for health economists to engage around the latest methodological developments, present recent research findings, and explore the implications of this research for health policy and practice. The Congress includes presentations across the full spectrum of health economics’ fields.

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