Counting the cost: financing the future of public health in Africa
Date & Time:
22nd Oct 2019
1:00pm TueAdd to calendar
The House of St Barnabas, LondonView on maps
Health financing across Africa remains the major constraint to effective service delivery with an estimated annual funding gap of $66 billion. The result is fragmented healthcare coverage, increased private financing, dependency on foreign donors and severe out-of-pocket expenses for the poorest members of society. We explore the reality of life beyond major donor funding and consider the challenges of pooling resources and blended approaches in healthcare financing.
Key discussion points
- Re-imaging efficient healthcare systems with a focus on disease prevention and health promotion
- Offsetting stagnating donor support with sustainable health financing mechanisms
- Moving towards universal healthcare coverage with lessons from Ghana, Rwanda and South Africa
- Private insurance and the growth of private healthcare providers
This is Event 3 in ‘The Future of Public Health in Africa’ campaign, a series of three events exploring the challenges and opportunities defining public health in Africa today, as well as those that will come to shape it in the future.
We’ll be tackling a range of issues including emerging and re-emerging infectious disease, mental health and NCDs; and public health financing.
In person and live-streamed to our global online community, join us as we spotlight the latest scientific, technological and commercial innovation happening in and for Africa, and the people and organisations making it happen.
With insights canvassed from across Africa and around the world, we will identify a number of key recommendations that will be published after each event.