Thursday, 21 February 2013

New FHS-led webinar - Shaping the future of health markets

In the run up to the Private Sector in Health Symposium in July, the co-ordinators are organising a webinar series to highlight key issues and debates about the role of non-state actors in providing health services.
The first webinar was convened by the Center for Health Market Innovations and featured recent research from India on informal providers.
The Future Health Systems consortium is pleased to be convening the next webinar in the series, 'Shaping the future of health markets: Reflections from Bellagio'. The webinar will take place on 7 March 2013 at 07:30EST/12:30GMT/18:00IST and will be chaired by FHS CEO Dr Sara Bennett.
The webinar comes at a critical time, as the UN has recently adopted a resolution encouraging countries to work towards universal health coverage. Governments will have to strike a pragmatic balance in how they approach that task.
The webinar will first present landscaping reviews undertaken by members of the Future Health Systems consortium along three health market themes: regulation, networks, and learning. Key recommendations outlined in the Bellagio Statement on the Future of Health Markets will also be addressed. This will be followed by reactions from a variety of stakeholders -- from small business leaders, to private sector giants, health funders, and government representatives -- some of whom participated in the meeting in Bellagio.
For more information and to register to attend, visit the Private Sector in Health website.