Advancing Universal Health Coverage Through Smart Choices – Keynote

As countries around the world work toward universal health coverage, leaders are looking for ways to best use resources to improve health and promote long-term economic development and social stability. Consensus is evolving over how to achieve these goals and ensure coverage considerations are equitable, transparent, evidence-based, and responsive to the needs of patients and local health systems. Join the Center for Strategic and International Studies Global Health Policy Center March 11 for a vigorous discussion of coverage policy options with international and country experts. Speakers represent the World Health Organization, the World Bank, NICE International, the U.S. government, and the private sector. Additional participants will discuss innovative approaches being taken in Thailand, Mexico, and China. Lunch will be provided.

J. Stephen Morrison
CSIS Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center

Opening Keynote
Jeanette Vega
Director, Fondo Nacional de Salud, Chile

Panel 1: Global Approaches to Coverage Decision Making
Kalipso Chalkidou
Founding Director, NICE International

Tessa-Tan-Torres Edejer
Coordinator, Unit on Costs, Effectiveness, Expenditure and Priority Setting, Department of Health Systems Governance and Financing, World Health Organization

David Grainger
Director, Global Public Policy, Eli Lilly and Company

Akiko Maeda
Lead Health Specialist, World Bank

Nellie Bristol
Senior Fellow, CSIS Global Health Policy Center

Panel 2: Country Perspectives
Yot Teerawattananon
Founding Leader, Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program, Thailand
Sebastián GarcÍa Saisó

Director General, Calidad y Educación en Salud, Mexico
Yanzhong Huang
Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations

Robert Hecht
Managing Director, Results for Development Institute

Luncheon Speaker
Jimmy Kolker
Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, United States Department of Health and Human Services

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