Building Health Systems through the Faith-Based and Public Sectors to Advance Universal Health Coverage in Low-Resource and Post-Conflict Settings
Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The goal of universal health coverage is to ensure that all people obtain the health services they need without suffering financial hardship when paying for them . It promotes access and equity to health services for all and thus a critical component of sustainable development and poverty reduction. UHC has been adopted by many countries as an integral policy to improve the wellbeing of all its citizens and achieving UHC requires a strong health system, including inputs from public sector (governmental) and faith-based institutions that play a critical role in providing health services. During this session, panelists from DRC, South Sudan and Liberia will highlight and share lessons from their efforts to build health systems at different levels and in different settings to achieve UHC. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about community, performance based and comprehensive approaches, including the approaches of public sector and faith-based organizations to promote healthy communities in low-resource and post-conflict settings.
Session Objectives: Describe the approaches, successes and challenges implemented in different settings to acheie universal health coverage. Discuss results and lessons learned from the different approaches and institutions (public sector and faith-based) in delivering health services. Engage participants in a discussion about Universal Health Coverage as part of the "Health in All Policies" framework.
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Organized by: APHA-Global Health