9:00—10:00 AM ET / 2:00-3:00 PM GMT

What Does the Future of Global Health Financing Look Like?

Mercy Mwangangi, Co-Chair, Future of Global Health Initiatives and Director of Health Systems Strengthening, Amref Health Africa


  • José Manuel Barroso, Chair of the Board, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
  • Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director-General, Ghana Health Service, Ministry of Health, Ghana
  • Bjørg Sandkjær, State Secretary for International Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
  • Nidda Yusuf, Senior Health Financing Adviser/Lead, Save the Children


Javier Guzman, Director of the Global Health Policy Program and Senior Policy Fellow, CGD

Over the past two decades, new global health initiatives such as Gavi, The Global Fund, and the Global Financing Facility, have made remarkable progress against specific diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. They have also improved maternal and child health and expanded coverage of specific interventions, including vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics. However, the global health architecture has become increasingly complex, and the proliferation of these initiatives has led to the verticalization of aid, circumventing government systems. 

Against increasing calls for countries to have more ownership and control over their health agendas, questions have been raised as to whether the current global health system optimally supports universal health coverage and sustainable financing of health, and if it has the resilience needed to address current and future challenges, including changing epidemiology, demography, climate change, and pandemics. 

Join us to discuss the future of global health financing within the broader global health architecture. The event will bring together key voices from the Future of Global Health Initiatives (FGHI) process, which has convened a group of countries, global health leaders, and experts to reflect on how global health initiatives can best support national health priorities and progress universal health coverage. 


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