Extending Coverage to Marginalized Groups

Sunday, January 29, 2017 
9:00 a.m. -  5:15 p.m.

Room: Lotus 7

Please join us this Sunday for USAID's side meeting on expanding essential health services to marginalized groups in low- and middle-income settings. Jennifer Adams, USAID's Acting Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Global Health, will provide opening remarks and Kelly Saldana, the new USAID Director of the Office of Health Systems, will close the day with reflections.

Sessions will draw on country experiences and global evidence to explore strategies to expand financial protection to those who are often excluded ‒ the informal sector and the poor ‒ and how initiatives targeting the most vulnerable can be sustained and scaled up. 

Don't miss the afternoon debate: "Improving the health of the poorest and most vulnerable: more money, expanded services or better governance?" featuring Anele Yawa (National General Secretary, Treatment Action Campaign, South Africa), H.E. Dr. Olusegun Mimiko (Governor, Ondo State, Nigeria), and Kelly Saldana (Director, Office of Health Systems, USAID).

Agenda At A Glance:
  • Opening Remarks
    • Jennifer Adams (Acting Assistant Administrator, USAID Global Health)
  • Unpacking the Complexity: No One Path to Health for All
    • Margaret Reeves (USAID)
    • Davidson R. Gwatkin (Independent Consultant)
    • Ricardo Valladares (Health & Education Policy Plus Guatemala)
    • Suneeta Sharma (Director, HP+ Project)
  • Financial Protection: What’s Working and Not Working? (Talk show format)
    • Thomas Maina (Senior Health Finance Advisor, HP+ Kenya/East Africa)
    • Prastuti Soewondo (TNP2K: National Team for Poverty Reduction, Government of Indonesia)
  • Health Financing for Marginalized Groups: Challenges, Lessons, and Pathways to Scale (Interactive session with audience participation)
    • Josef Tayag (USAID)
    • Jeanna Holtz (SHOPS Plus Project)
  • The Role of Governance in Improving Access to Health Services for the Most Marginalized in Society
    • Bob Fryatt (Director, HFG Project) 
    • Jodi Charles (Senior Health Systems Adviser, Office of Health Systems, USAID)
    • Adam Koon (HFG Project)
    • Asha George (University of the Western Cape, South Africa)
  • Debate: Improving the Health of the Poorest and Most Vulnerable: More Money, Expanded Services, or Better Governance?
    • Kelly Saldana (Director, Office of Health Systems, USAID)
    • H.E. Dr. Olusegun Mimiko (Governor Ondo State, Nigeria)
    • Anele Yawa (National General Secretary, Treatment Action Campaign, South Africa)
  • Key Messages and Way Forward 
    • Kelly Saldana (Director, Office of Health Systems, USAID)
This event is co-hosted by USAID’s Office of Health Systems and three USAID global health projects – the Health Finance and Governance, Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector Plus, and Health Policy Plus projects. 
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