Action and Accountability on UHC: Building momentum towards the UN High-lev...

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Palais des Nations

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This is a critical year to galvanise political attention and action to drive progress on UHC, with the first-ever High-Level Meeting (HLM) on Universal Health Coverage taking place in September. To ensure that this is a transformational moment it requires bold actions from governments, including national UHC action plans published in advance of the meeting that can be used to hold them to account by national civil society. The World Health Assembly should be leveraged to build political momentum in the lead up to the HLM.

This side event will provide a platform to elevate community and CSO voices to leverage political momentum in the lead up to the HLM in September and to work towards a joint ambition of health for all.

The session will be moderated by Mr.Githinji Gitahi, CEO AMREF & CoChair of UHC 2030. Opening remarks will be from Dr.Jemila Mahmood, Under Secretary-General, Partnerships, IFRC and the final reflections and closing remarks will be by Dr.Agnes Soucat, Director for Health Systems, Governance and Financing.

We will also have testimonies from community representatives:

  1. Albertha Freeman, Community Health Nurse Supervisor, Liberia
  2. Victoria Tsotsoo Okine, Executive Director, Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights, Ghana
  3. Mr. Pavel Bezhuashvili, Community health volunteer, Georgia

Panellists will include:

  1. Professor Isaac Adewole, Honorable Minister of Health, Federal Republic of Nigeria
  2. Ms Sonia Khayat, Director for International Cooperation, MOH Tunisia
  3. Dr. Pisut Chunchongkolkul, Director International Health Policy Program, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
  4. Dr.Takao Toda, VP, Human Security and Global Health, JICA, Japan
  5. Ms.Katri Kemppainen-Bertram, Senior Partnerships Specialist, The Global Financing Facility (GFF)


WE WILL BE LIVESTREAMING THE EVENT

Use the link below to participate online.

https://twitter.com/uhc2030?lang=en



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