Pneumonia and Diarrhoea: How horizontal UHC reforms can address key childhood killers

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Pneumonia and Diarrhoea: How horizontal UHC reforms can address key childhood killers

April 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


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.


Watch the Periscope recording of the event here.


  • 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

Event Objectives

  • 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

Social Media

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 


April 21, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


World Bank Group I Building
1850 I St
Washington DC, 20006


Save the Children UK
World Vision International