This session, as part of the Civil Society Forum at the WB/IMF Spring Meetings 2017, will explore how working towards UHC by focusing on horizontal programming and key multi-sectoral actions can and should benefit pneumonia, diarrhoea and other childhood killers. We will explore the potential for the Global Financing Facility to increase short-term investment in health services and long-term domestic resources by using pneumonia and diarrhoea as case studies.
- Simon Wright – Head of Health Advocacy, Save the Children
- Peter Hynes – BabyWASH Coalition Coordinator, World Vision International
- Kevin Watkins – Chief Executive, Save the Children UK
- Claire Chase – Economist for Global Water Practice, World Bank
- Dr. Mickey Chopra – Lead Health Service Delivery Specialist, World Bank
- Mariam Claeson – Director, Global Financing Facility
- Discuss pneumonia and diarrhea as failures of health systems
- Discuss the importance of strengthening national systems to deliver integrated approaches for the prevention and control of pneumonia and diarrhoea
- Discuss how disease focused interventions can benefit from moving towards UHC
- Look at the Global Financing Facility as a mechanism to encourage and support integrated approaches within national health systems
A Twitter discussion, one hour before the meeting, will help to identify top questions to ask panelists. Use the hashtag #biggestkillers to participate. Tweets sent during the meeting will be seen in the room during the event.
Suggested Pre-Event Tweet:
- Join us at #SMCSO17 or online 21 Apr 16.00 EST to discuss how #UHC2030 and #theGFF can tackle pneumonia & diarrhoea #biggestkillers